Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2013 08:31:11 +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 62 (CVE-2013-1442) - Information leak on AVX and/or LWP capable CPUs -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Xen Security Advisory CVE-2013-1442 / XSA-62 version 2 Information leak on AVX and/or LWP capable CPUs UPDATES IN VERSION 2 ==================== Public release. ISSUE DESCRIPTION ================= When a guest increases the set of extended state components for a vCPU saved/ restored via XSAVE/XRSTOR (to date this can only be the upper halves of YMM registers, or AMD's LWP state) after already having touched other extended registers restored via XRSTOR (e.g. floating point or XMM ones) during its current scheduled CPU quantum, the hypervisor would make those registers accessible without discarding the values an earlier scheduled vCPU may have left in them. IMPACT ====== A malicious domain may be able to leverage this to obtain sensitive information such as cryptographic keys from another domain. VULNERABLE SYSTEMS ================== Xen 4.0 and onwards are vulnerable when run on systems with processors supporting AVX and/or LWP. Any kind of guest 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 supporting neither AVX nor LWP 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. CREDITS ======= Jan Beulich discovered this issue. RESOLUTION ========== Applying the attached patch resolves this issue. xsa62.patch Xen 4.2.x, 4.3.x, and unstable xsa62-4.1.patch Xen 4.1.x $ sha256sum xsa62*.patch 3cec8ec26552f2142c044422f1bc0f77892e681d789d1f360ecc06e1d714b6bb xsa62-4.1.patch 364577f317a714099c068eb1ab771643ada99b5067fdd1eb5149fa5db649b856 xsa62.patch $ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.12 (GNU/Linux) iQEcBAEBAgAGBQJSQp1tAAoJEIP+FMlX6CvZvMYIAKe6fyuMdVlP3gJVqAnttQb7 E/TuXwIKBgUFNu34SdkGd6g1l13pfSeiovDD56SqNj5kwCD0rb6+LgHu/uqVsxSn w+JtPGFXQpAfNzEcDPqYP9ArJIp63ogC9CLwk9KcDoy0FnxpHFD3Ke5C62G83DAJ qhjEpknTQCwjXBG6fYXjYKhFR8kzkWHGRpECE3EwlLo1gWxQj8/p/TopY8kzmA5m ssDuM/XzBHjI+7NwiB5oNuZfS8Om+UVQUilv+bjarh9zJy55FGSL1gJzdcXGhFx5 sXw/PcciIAcCC8k8f2+tYY1eN9Orthw81YMh9Q/n6JC4RMgBYK3tkZ9AsOR7H9s= =Qbk6 -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- [ CONTENT OF TYPE application/octet-stream SKIPPED ] [ CONTENT OF TYPE application/octet-stream SKIPPED ]
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