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Subject[PATCH 4.4 250/266] x86/mds: Add MDSUM variant to the MDS documentation
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From: speck for Pawan Gupta <speck@linutronix.de>

commit e672f8bf71c66253197e503f75c771dd28ada4a0 upstream.

Updated the documentation for a new CVE-2019-11091 Microarchitectural Data
Sampling Uncacheable Memory (MDSUM) which is a variant of
Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS). MDS is a family of side channel
attacks on internal buffers in Intel CPUs.

MDSUM is a special case of MSBDS, MFBDS and MLPDS. An uncacheable load from
memory that takes a fault or assist can leave data in a microarchitectural
structure that may later be observed using one of the same methods used by
MSBDS, MFBDS or MLPDS. There are no new code changes expected for MDSUM.
The existing mitigation for MDS applies to MDSUM as well.

Signed-off-by: Pawan Gupta <pawan.kumar.gupta@linux.intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Reviewed-by: Tyler Hicks <tyhicks@canonical.com>
Reviewed-by: Jon Masters <jcm@redhat.com>
[bwh: Backported to 4.4: adjust filename]
Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
---
Documentation/hw-vuln/mds.rst | 5 +++--
Documentation/x86/mds.rst | 5 +++++
2 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

--- a/Documentation/hw-vuln/mds.rst
+++ b/Documentation/hw-vuln/mds.rst
@@ -32,11 +32,12 @@ Related CVEs

The following CVE entries are related to the MDS vulnerability:

- ============== ===== ==============================================
+ ============== ===== ===================================================
CVE-2018-12126 MSBDS Microarchitectural Store Buffer Data Sampling
CVE-2018-12130 MFBDS Microarchitectural Fill Buffer Data Sampling
CVE-2018-12127 MLPDS Microarchitectural Load Port Data Sampling
- ============== ===== ==============================================
+ CVE-2019-11091 MDSUM Microarchitectural Data Sampling Uncacheable Memory
+ ============== ===== ===================================================

Problem
-------
--- a/Documentation/x86/mds.rst
+++ b/Documentation/x86/mds.rst
@@ -12,6 +12,7 @@ on internal buffers in Intel CPUs. The v
- Microarchitectural Store Buffer Data Sampling (MSBDS) (CVE-2018-12126)
- Microarchitectural Fill Buffer Data Sampling (MFBDS) (CVE-2018-12130)
- Microarchitectural Load Port Data Sampling (MLPDS) (CVE-2018-12127)
+ - Microarchitectural Data Sampling Uncacheable Memory (MDSUM) (CVE-2019-11091)

MSBDS leaks Store Buffer Entries which can be speculatively forwarded to a
dependent load (store-to-load forwarding) as an optimization. The forward
@@ -38,6 +39,10 @@ faulting or assisting loads under certai
exploited eventually. Load ports are shared between Hyper-Threads so cross
thread leakage is possible.

+MDSUM is a special case of MSBDS, MFBDS and MLPDS. An uncacheable load from
+memory that takes a fault or assist can leave data in a microarchitectural
+structure that may later be observed using one of the same methods used by
+MSBDS, MFBDS or MLPDS.

Exposure assumptions
--------------------

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