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SubjectRe: [Stable-review] [141/145] KVM: x86 emulator: Check CPL level during privilege instruction emulation
Greg KH wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 13, 2010 at 08:37:57PM +0000, Ben Hutchings wrote:
>> On Fri, 2010-03-12 at 16:27 -0800, Greg KH wrote:
>>> 2.6.32-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.
>>>
>>> ----------------
>>> From: Gleb Natapov <gleb@redhat.com>
>>>
>>> commit e92805ac1228626c59c865f2f4e9059b9fb8c97b upstream.
>>>
>>> Add CPL checking in case emulator is tricked into emulating
>>> privilege instruction from userspace.
>> There were more security fixes released along with this, which surely
>> belong in a stable update:
>>
>> 1871c6020d7308afb99127bba51f04548e7ca84e KVM: x86 emulator: fix memory access during x86 emulation

This one caused a regression for AMD cpus. There is a patch for it in the
process but not upstream, yet.

>> f850e2e603bf5a05b0aee7901857cf85715aa694 KVM: x86 emulator: Check IOPL level during io instruction emulation
>> d4c6a1549c056f1d817e8f6f2f97d8b44933472f KVM: x86 emulator: Fix popf emulation
>
> Yes, there were a number of kvm patches that I could not apply either
> because they did not apply, or because they caused build errors. These
> are some of them. I have asked the KVM developers to properly backport
> them as I know nothing about KVM. Hopefully that will be done for the
> next round of stable releases.

I have done some backport work for 2.6.32 at least. This can be found at

git://kernel.ubuntu.com/smb/linux-2.6.32.y kvm

I have successfully booted a guest after the changes but it would surely help if
the KVM developers could give some review on the set.

Stefan
> thanks,
>
> greg k-h
>
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