Date: Mon, 03 Jun 2013 16:38:35 +0000 From: Xen.org security team <security@....org> To: xen-announce@...ts.xen.org, xen-devel@...ts.xen.org, xen-users@...ts.xen.org, oss-security@...ts.openwall.com CC: Xen.org security team <security@....org> Subject: Xen Security Advisory 54 (CVE-2013-2078) - Hypervisor crash due to missing exception recovery on XSETBV -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Xen Security Advisory CVE-2013-2078 / XSA-54 version 3 Hypervisor crash due to missing exception recovery on XSETBV UPDATES IN VERSION 3 ==================== Public release. ISSUE DESCRIPTION ================= Processors do certain validity checks on the register values passed to XSETBV. For the PV emulation path for that instruction the hypervisor code didn't check for certain invalid bit combinations, thus exposing itself to a fault occurring when invoking that instruction on behalf of the guest. IMPACT ====== Malicious or buggy unprivileged user space can cause the entire host to crash. VULNERABLE SYSTEMS ================== Xen 4.0 and onwards are vulnerable when run on systems with processors supporting XSAVE. Only PV guests can exploit the vulnerability. In Xen 4.0.2 through 4.0.4 as well as in Xen 4.1.x XSAVE support is disabled by default; therefore systems running these versions are not vulnerable unless support is explicitly enabled using the "xsave" hypervisor command line option. Systems using processors not supporting XSAVE are not vulnerable. Xen 3.x and earlier are not vulnerable. MITIGATION ========== Turning off XSAVE support via the "no-xsave" hypervisor command line option will avoid the vulnerability. RESOLUTION ========== Applying the attached patch resolves this issue. xsa54.patch Xen 4.1.x, Xen 4.2.x, xen-unstable $ sha256sum xsa54-*.patch 5d94946b3c9cba52aae2bffd4b0ebb11d09181650b5322a3c85170674a05f6b7 xsa54.patch $ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.10 (GNU/Linux) iQEcBAEBAgAGBQJRrMHJAAoJEIP+FMlX6CvZo7QH/insD6Ggb7vo09gEHuwktsXr yv0S1/ITk7dtGvHzhDKS3DS0AdYQeaHzU9MxH2/Cfa4GOQKGRTLNSfSpqZbd2hoB ZLhKwxA4nriCkW/Igzv6u7dxD5NuoRNE2lxyWIBaIHXczr4HvRJQin8pjKnzKujJ YQPbvgNqfuk/AhjxoZuZrhD3IN5RJm0+K6bkqRZQJt+IwI5jeu4n9xFJsS6joAdC ch/T1ADbt/OVeQFXvz1xGb0+OXo+Xs7kQCbZWT3ZNUMwx+JXw94WI5MTqMrXGVPC bBUNxk64dvOThbLLF0O9mv03L/bIWHM8kWJD61JJGhMTnlx7uFJ0SFdPzGhMPd8= =dCbn -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- [ CONTENT OF TYPE application/octet-stream SKIPPED ]
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