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SubjectRe: [PATCH] xen/events: avoid NULL pointer dereference in evtchn_from_irq()
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On 21.05.20 23:57, Boris Ostrovsky wrote:
> On 5/21/20 2:46 PM, Marek Marczykowski-Górecki wrote:
>> On Thu, May 21, 2020 at 01:22:03PM -0400, Boris Ostrovsky wrote:
>>> On 3/19/20 3:14 AM, Juergen Gross wrote:
>>>> There have been reports of races in evtchn_from_irq() where the info
>>>> pointer has been NULL.
>>>>
>>>> Avoid that case by testing info before dereferencing it.
>>>>
>>>> In order to avoid accessing a just freed info structure do the kfree()
>>>> via kfree_rcu().
>>>
>>> Looks like noone ever responded to this.
>>>
>>>
>>> This change looks fine but is there a background on the problem? I
>>> looked in the archives and didn't find the relevant discussion.
>> Here is the original bug report:
>> https://xen.markmail.org/thread/44apwkwzeme4uavo
>>
>
>
> Thanks. Do we know what the race is? Is it because an event is being
> delivered from a dying guest who is in the process of tearing down event
> channels?

Missing synchronization between event channel (de-)allocation and
handling.

I have a patch sitting here, just didn't have the time to do some proper
testing and sending it out.


Juergen

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