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Subject[PATCH 3.10 053/123] KVM: x86: Improve thread safety in pit
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3.10-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.

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From: Andy Honig <ahonig@google.com>

commit 2febc839133280d5a5e8e1179c94ea674489dae2 upstream.

There's a race condition in the PIT emulation code in KVM. In
__kvm_migrate_pit_timer the pit_timer object is accessed without
synchronization. If the race condition occurs at the wrong time this
can crash the host kernel.

This fixes CVE-2014-3611.

Signed-off-by: Andrew Honig <ahonig@google.com>
Signed-off-by: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>

---
arch/x86/kvm/i8254.c | 2 ++
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

--- a/arch/x86/kvm/i8254.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kvm/i8254.c
@@ -262,8 +262,10 @@ void __kvm_migrate_pit_timer(struct kvm_
return;

timer = &pit->pit_state.timer;
+ mutex_lock(&pit->pit_state.lock);
if (hrtimer_cancel(timer))
hrtimer_start_expires(timer, HRTIMER_MODE_ABS);
+ mutex_unlock(&pit->pit_state.lock);
}

static void destroy_pit_timer(struct kvm_pit *pit)



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