[PATCH 4.9 48/64] kvm: nVMX: Dont allow L2 to access the hardware CR8

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Tue Oct 03 2017 - 08:25:40 EST

4.9-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Jim Mattson <jmattson@xxxxxxxxxx>

commit 51aa68e7d57e3217192d88ce90fd5b8ef29ec94f upstream.

If L1 does not specify the "use TPR shadow" VM-execution control in
vmcs12, then L0 must specify the "CR8-load exiting" and "CR8-store
exiting" VM-execution controls in vmcs02. Failure to do so will give
the L2 VM unrestricted read/write access to the hardware CR8.

This fixes CVE-2017-12154.

Signed-off-by: Jim Mattson <jmattson@xxxxxxxxxx>
Reviewed-by: David Hildenbrand <david@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c | 5 +++++
1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)

--- a/arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c
@@ -10001,6 +10001,11 @@ static void prepare_vmcs02(struct kvm_vc
vmcs_write32(TPR_THRESHOLD, vmcs12->tpr_threshold);
+ } else {
+#ifdef CONFIG_X86_64
+ exec_control |= CPU_BASED_CR8_LOAD_EXITING |

if (cpu_has_vmx_msr_bitmap() &&