[natty,oneiric,CVE,1/1] KVM: x86: Prevent starting PIT timers in the absence of irqchip support

Submitted by Andy Whitcroft on Jan. 3, 2012, 5:31 p.m.


Message ID 1325611865-19192-4-git-send-email-apw@canonical.com
State New
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Andy Whitcroft Jan. 3, 2012, 5:31 p.m.
From: Jan Kiszka <jan.kiszka@siemens.com>

User space may create the PIT and forgets about setting up the irqchips.
In that case, firing PIT IRQs will crash the host:

BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0000000000000128
IP: [<ffffffffa10f6280>] kvm_set_irq+0x30/0x170 [kvm]
Call Trace:
 [<ffffffffa11228c1>] pit_do_work+0x51/0xd0 [kvm]
 [<ffffffff81071431>] process_one_work+0x111/0x4d0
 [<ffffffff81071bb2>] worker_thread+0x152/0x340
 [<ffffffff81075c8e>] kthread+0x7e/0x90
 [<ffffffff815a4474>] kernel_thread_helper+0x4/0x10

Prevent this by checking the irqchip mode before starting a timer. We
can't deny creating the PIT if the irqchips aren't set up yet as
current user land expects this order to work.

Signed-off-by: Jan Kiszka <jan.kiszka@siemens.com>
Signed-off-by: Marcelo Tosatti <mtosatti@redhat.com>

(cherry picked from commit 0924ab2cfa98b1ece26c033d696651fd62896c69)
BugLink: http://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/911303
Signed-off-by: Andy Whitcroft <apw@canonical.com>
 arch/x86/kvm/i8254.c |   10 +++++++---
 1 files changed, 7 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/arch/x86/kvm/i8254.c b/arch/x86/kvm/i8254.c
index efad723..43e04d1 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kvm/i8254.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kvm/i8254.c
@@ -338,11 +338,15 @@  static enum hrtimer_restart pit_timer_fn(struct hrtimer *data)
-static void create_pit_timer(struct kvm_kpit_state *ps, u32 val, int is_period)
+static void create_pit_timer(struct kvm *kvm, u32 val, int is_period)
+	struct kvm_kpit_state *ps = &kvm->arch.vpit->pit_state;
 	struct kvm_timer *pt = &ps->pit_timer;
 	s64 interval;
+	if (!irqchip_in_kernel(kvm))
+		return;
 	interval = muldiv64(val, NSEC_PER_SEC, KVM_PIT_FREQ);
 	pr_debug("create pit timer, interval is %llu nsec\n", interval);
@@ -394,13 +398,13 @@  static void pit_load_count(struct kvm *kvm, int channel, u32 val)
         /* FIXME: enhance mode 4 precision */
 	case 4:
 		if (!(ps->flags & KVM_PIT_FLAGS_HPET_LEGACY)) {
-			create_pit_timer(ps, val, 0);
+			create_pit_timer(kvm, val, 0);
 	case 2:
 	case 3:
 		if (!(ps->flags & KVM_PIT_FLAGS_HPET_LEGACY)){
-			create_pit_timer(ps, val, 1);
+			create_pit_timer(kvm, val, 1);