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Subject[PATCH 1/2] KVM: nVMX: update last_nonleaf_level when initializing nested EPT
From: Ladi Prosek <>

The function updates context->root_level but didn't call
update_last_nonleaf_level so the previous and potentially wrong value
was used for page walks. For example, a zero value of last_nonleaf_level
would allow a potential out-of-bounds access in arch/x86/mmu/paging_tmpl.h's
walk_addr_generic function (CVE-2017-12188).

Fixes: 155a97a3d7c78b46cef6f1a973c831bc5a4f82bb
Signed-off-by: Ladi Prosek <>
Signed-off-by: Paolo Bonzini <>
arch/x86/kvm/mmu.c | 1 +
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/arch/x86/kvm/mmu.c b/arch/x86/kvm/mmu.c
index 106d4a029a8a..3c25f20115bc 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kvm/mmu.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kvm/mmu.c
@@ -4555,6 +4555,7 @@ void kvm_init_shadow_ept_mmu(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu, bool execonly,

update_permission_bitmask(vcpu, context, true);
update_pkru_bitmask(vcpu, context, true);
+ update_last_nonleaf_level(vcpu, context);
reset_rsvds_bits_mask_ept(vcpu, context, execonly);
reset_ept_shadow_zero_bits_mask(vcpu, context, execonly);

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