Re: [PATCH] KVM: x86: work around leak of uninitialized stack contents
From: Jim Mattson
Date: Thu Sep 12 2019 - 17:20:34 EST
On Wed, Sep 11, 2019 at 9:18 PM Fuqian Huang <huangfq.daxian@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Emulation of VMPTRST can incorrectly inject a page fault
> when passed an operand that points to an MMIO address.
> The page fault will use uninitialized kernel stack memory
> as the CR2 and error code.
> The right behavior would be to abort the VM with a KVM_EXIT_INTERNAL_ERROR
> exit to userspace; however, it is not an easy fix, so for now just ensure
> that the error code and CR2 are zero.
> Signed-off-by: Fuqian Huang <huangfq.daxian@xxxxxxxxx>
> arch/x86/kvm/x86.c | 1 +
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)
> diff --git a/arch/x86/kvm/x86.c b/arch/x86/kvm/x86.c
> index 290c3c3efb87..7f442d710858 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/kvm/x86.c
> +++ b/arch/x86/kvm/x86.c
> @@ -5312,6 +5312,7 @@ int kvm_write_guest_virt_system(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu, gva_t addr, void *val,
> /* kvm_write_guest_virt_system can pull in tons of pages. */
> vcpu->arch.l1tf_flush_l1d = true;
> + memset(exception, 0, sizeof(*exception));
> return kvm_write_guest_virt_helper(addr, val, bytes, vcpu,
> PFERR_WRITE_MASK, exception);
Perhaps you could also add a comment like the one Paolo added when he
made the same change in kvm_read_guest_virt?
See commit 353c0956a618 ("KVM: x86: work around leak of uninitialized
stack contents (CVE-2019-7222)").