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Xen Security Advisory 33 (CVE-2012-5634) - VT-d interrupt remapping source validation flaw
From: Xen.org security team <security () xen org>
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2013 17:11:48 +0000

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             Xen Security Advisory CVE-2012-5634 / XSA-33
                             version 3

           VT-d interrupt remapping source validation flaw

UPDATES IN VERSION 3
====================

The patch supplied for Xen 4.1 (xsa33-4.1.patch) contained a build
error. A corrected patch is attached. The fix is also now available in
http://xenbits.xen.org/hg/xen-4.1-testing.hg as changeset
23441:2a91623a5807

ISSUE DESCRIPTION
=================

When passing a device which is behind a legacy PCI Bridge through to
a guest Xen incorrectly configures the VT-d hardware. This could allow
incorrect interrupts to be injected to other guests which also have
passthrough devices.

In a typical Xen system many devices are owned by domain 0 or driver
domains, leaving them vulnerable to such an attack. Such a DoS is
likely to have an impact on other guests running in the system.

IMPACT
======

A malicious domain, given access to a device which is behind a legacy
PCI bridge, can mount a denial of service attack affecting the whole
system.

VULNERABLE SYSTEMS
==================

Xen version 4.0 onwards is vulnerable.

Only systems using Intel VT-d for PCI passthrough are vulnerable.

Any domain which is given access to a PCI device that is behind a
legacy PCI bridge can take advantage of this vulnerability.

Domains which are given access to PCIe devices only are not able to
take advantage of this vulnerability.

MITIGATION
==========

This issue can be avoided by not assigning PCI devices which are
behind a legacy PCI bridge to untrusted guests.

NOTE REGARDING EMBARGO TIMELINE
===============================

After discussion with the discloser we have decided to set a longer
than usual embargo in order to avoid public disclosure during the
holiday period.

RESOLUTION
==========

Applying the appropriate attached patch resolves this issue.

xsa33-4.2-unstable.patch          Xen 4.2.x, xen-unstable
xsa33-4.1.patch                   Xen 4.1.x

$ sha256sum xsa33*.patch
cb015155e63c1ccedfe2ef01b2f2679ac14b00fa20d423bb1570199c3dd66af6  xsa33-4.1.patch
ba05474b8e1232318ae010d63d24ff1b15ba4d83e28cdb69d6a76e8f9eb5292c  xsa33-4.2-unstable.patch
$
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Attachment: xsa33-4.1.patch
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Attachment: xsa33-4.2-unstable.patch
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