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Subject[PATCH 4.9 138/138] xen: xenbus driver must not accept invalid transaction ids
4.9-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Juergen Gross <>

[ Upstream commit 639b08810d6ad74ded2c5f6e233c4fcb9d147168 ]

When accessing Xenstore in a transaction the user is specifying a
transaction id which he normally obtained from Xenstore when starting
the transaction. Xenstore is validating a transaction id against all
known transaction ids of the connection the request came in. As all
requests of a domain not being the one where Xenstore lives share
one connection, validation of transaction ids of different users of
Xenstore in that domain should be done by the kernel of that domain
being the multiplexer between the Xenstore users in that domain and

In order to prohibit one Xenstore user "hijacking" a transaction from
another user the xenbus driver has to verify a given transaction id
against all known transaction ids of the user before forwarding it to

Signed-off-by: Juergen Gross <>
Reviewed-by: Boris Ostrovsky <>
Signed-off-by: Juergen Gross <>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
drivers/xen/xenbus/xenbus_dev_frontend.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/drivers/xen/xenbus/xenbus_dev_frontend.c
+++ b/drivers/xen/xenbus/xenbus_dev_frontend.c
@@ -316,7 +316,7 @@ static int xenbus_write_transaction(unsi
rc = -ENOMEM;
goto out;
- } else if (msg_type == XS_TRANSACTION_END) {
+ } else if (u->u.msg.tx_id != 0) {
list_for_each_entry(trans, &u->transactions, list)
if (trans-> == u->u.msg.tx_id)

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