Module Name: src
Committed By: snj
Date: Mon Feb 19 20:54:38 UTC 2018
src/sys/arch/amd64/amd64 [netbsd-6]: machdep.c
src/sys/arch/amd64/include [netbsd-6]: segments.h
src/sys/arch/i386/i386 [netbsd-6]: machdep.c
src/sys/arch/i386/include [netbsd-6]: segments.h
src/sys/arch/x86/x86 [netbsd-6]: vm_machdep.c
Pull up following revision(s) (requested by maxv in ticket #1517):
sys/arch/amd64/amd64/machdep.c: 1.280 via patch
sys/arch/amd64/include/segments.h: 1.34 via patch
Fix a huge privilege separation vulnerability in Xen-amd64.
On amd64 the kernel runs in ring3, like userland, and therefore SEL_KPL
equals SEL_UPL. While Xen can make a distinction between usermode and
kernelmode in %cs, it can't when it comes to iopl. Since we set SEL_KPL
in iopl, Xen sees SEL_UPL, and allows (unprivileged) userland processes
to read and write to the CPU ports.
It is easy, then, to completely escalate privileges; by reprogramming the
PIC, by reading the ATA disks, by intercepting the keyboard interrupts
Declare IOPL_KPL, set to 1 on Xen-amd64, which allows the kernel to use
the ports but not userland. I didn't test this change on i386, but it
seems fine enough.
To generate a diff of this commit:
cvs rdiff -u -r220.127.116.11 -r18.104.22.168 src/sys/arch/amd64/amd64/machdep.c
cvs rdiff -u -r1.22 -r22.214.171.124 src/sys/arch/amd64/include/segments.h
cvs rdiff -u -r1.717.2.8 -r1.717.2.9 src/sys/arch/i386/i386/machdep.c
cvs rdiff -u -r1.54 -r126.96.36.199 src/sys/arch/i386/include/segments.h
cvs rdiff -u -r1.14 -r188.8.131.52 src/sys/arch/x86/x86/vm_machdep.c
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