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Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2013 16:17:29 +0100
From: Petr Matousek <>
Cc: Kurt Seifried <>
Subject: CVE-2013-4592 -- Linux kernel: kvm: memory leak when memory slot is
 moved with assigned device

When a user memory slot is moved (ie. the base_gfn changes), iommu pages
are neither unpinned nor unmapped.  The memory for these pages then
cannot be recovered without rebooting the system.

Local user with ability to assign device (with access to PCI sysfs files
for a device) could use this flaw to DoS the system.

Upstream fixes:


Petr Matousek / Red Hat Security Response Team
PGP: 0xC44977CA 8107 AF16 A416 F9AF 18F3  D874 3E78 6F42 C449 77CA

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