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[Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 0/9] xen: arm: reenable support for 32-bit userspace running in 64-bit guest.

XSA-102/CVE-2014-5147[0] concerned a crash when trapping from 32-bit
userspace in a 64-bit guest. Part of that security patch was c0020e09970
"xen: arm: Handle traps from 32-bit userspace on 64-bit kernel as undef
fix" which turned the exploitable crash into a #undef to the guest (so
as to kill the process but not the host) as a workaround for the issue.

However while this prevented the exploit it did not make 32-bit
userspaces which were prone to triggering the issue actually work.

This series consists of some patches which I originally wrote for
XSA-102 to fix the issue properly before it was determined that those
fixes were too invasive by far for a security update. At the end of the
series is a new patch which removes the XSA-102 workaround since all
problematic traps should now be handled.

Since these were originally intended to be the security fix they have
had a fair bit of scrutiny already in private . However since there is
now a risk of reintroducing XSA-102 I would appreciate a pretty thorough
second pair of eyes on it this time around.

I've tested this with a local utility which tries to access the various
cp and system registers from both 32- and 64-bit processes and checks
that they either work or give the expected traps. Since this tool is
effectively an exploit for XSA-102 I'm not sharing here but if you ask
nicely and appear to be wearing the correct colour hat I might share it
with you (it's not terribly impressive, so don't get too excited).

Since last time I've redone the v/ptimer emulation to be correct instead
of removing it. Actually removing depends on the "xen: arm: context
switch vtimer PPI state." patch, which is going to to take a bit longer.
I also implemented Julien's review feedback.


[0] http://xenbits.xen.org/xsa/advisory-102.html

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