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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] KVM: nVMX: postpone VMCS changes on MSR_IA32_APICBASE write
2016-08-12 17:44 GMT+08:00 Radim Krčmář <rkrcmar@redhat.com>:
> 2016-08-12 14:07+0800, Wanpeng Li:
>> 2016-08-09 2:16 GMT+08:00 Radim Krčmář <rkrcmar@redhat.com>:
>>> If vmcs12 does not intercept APIC_BASE writes, then KVM will handle the
>>> write with vmcs02 as the current VMCS.
>>> This will incorrectly apply modifications intended for vmcs01 to vmcs02
>>> and L2 can use it to gain access to L0's x2APIC registers by disabling
>>> virtualized x2APIC while using msr bitmap that assumes enabled.
>>>
>>> Postpone execution of vmx_set_virtual_x2apic_mode until vmcs01 is the
>>> current VMCS. An alternative solution would temporarily make vmcs01 the
>>> current VMCS, but it requires more care.
>>
>> There is a scenario both L1 and L2 are running on x2apic mode, L1
>> don't own the APIC_BASE writes, then L2 is intended to disable x2apic
>> mode, however, your logic will also disable x2apic mode for L1.
>
> You mean a case where L1 does intercept APIC_BASE?
>
> That case is not affected, because it should cause a nested VM exit, so
> vmx_set_virtual_x2apic_mode() won't be called in the first place.

I mean L1 doesn't intercept APIC_BASE.

Regards,
Wanpeng Li

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