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Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:41:28 +0200
From: Vlad Tsyrklevich <>
Subject: kernel: low-severity vfio driver integer overflow

The vfio driver allows direct user access to devices. The
VFIO_DEVICE_SET_IRQS ioctl for vfio PCI devices has a state machine
confusion bug where specifying VFIO_IRQ_SET_DATA_NONE along with
another bit in VFIO_IRQ_SET_DATA_TYPE_MASK in hdr.flags allows integer
overflow checks to be skipped for hdr.start/hdr.count. This might
allow memory corruption later in vfio_pci_set_msi_trigger() with user
access to an appropriate vfio device file, but it seems difficult to
usefully exploit in practice.

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