Commit 3d32e4db authored by Quentin Casasnovas's avatar Quentin Casasnovas Committed by Paolo Bonzini

kvm: fix excessive pages un-pinning in kvm_iommu_map error path.

The third parameter of kvm_unpin_pages() when called from
kvm_iommu_map_pages() is wrong, it should be the number of pages to un-pin
and not the page size.

This error was facilitated with an inconsistent API: kvm_pin_pages() takes
a size, but kvn_unpin_pages() takes a number of pages, so fix the problem
by matching the two.

This was introduced by commit 350b8bdd ("kvm: iommu: fix the third parameter
of kvm_iommu_put_pages (CVE-2014-3601)"), which fixes the lack of
un-pinning for pages intended to be un-pinned (i.e. memory leak) but
unfortunately potentially aggravated the number of pages we un-pin that
should have stayed pinned. As far as I understand though, the same
practical mitigations apply.

This issue was found during review of Red Hat 6.6 patches to prepare
Ksplice rebootless updates.

Thanks to Vegard for his time on a late Friday evening to help me in
understanding this code.

Fixes: 350b8bdd ("kvm: iommu: fix the third parameter of... (CVE-2014-3601)")
Signed-off-by: default avatarQuentin Casasnovas <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarVegard Nossum <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJamie Iles <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarSasha Levin <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarPaolo Bonzini <>
parent 3f6f1480
......@@ -43,13 +43,13 @@ static void kvm_iommu_put_pages(struct kvm *kvm,
gfn_t base_gfn, unsigned long npages);
static pfn_t kvm_pin_pages(struct kvm_memory_slot *slot, gfn_t gfn,
unsigned long size)
unsigned long npages)
gfn_t end_gfn;
pfn_t pfn;
pfn = gfn_to_pfn_memslot(slot, gfn);
end_gfn = gfn + (size >> PAGE_SHIFT);
end_gfn = gfn + npages;
gfn += 1;
if (is_error_noslot_pfn(pfn))
......@@ -119,7 +119,7 @@ int kvm_iommu_map_pages(struct kvm *kvm, struct kvm_memory_slot *slot)
* Pin all pages we are about to map in memory. This is
* important because we unmap and unpin in 4kb steps later.
pfn = kvm_pin_pages(slot, gfn, page_size);
pfn = kvm_pin_pages(slot, gfn, page_size >> PAGE_SHIFT);
if (is_error_noslot_pfn(pfn)) {
gfn += 1;
......@@ -131,7 +131,7 @@ int kvm_iommu_map_pages(struct kvm *kvm, struct kvm_memory_slot *slot)
if (r) {
printk(KERN_ERR "kvm_iommu_map_address:"
"iommu failed to map pfn=%llx\n", pfn);
kvm_unpin_pages(kvm, pfn, page_size);
kvm_unpin_pages(kvm, pfn, page_size >> PAGE_SHIFT);
goto unmap_pages;
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