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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v7 00/22] XSA55 libelf fixes for unstable

Andrew Cooper writes ("Re: [PATCH v7 00/22] XSA55 libelf fixes for unstable"):
> On 11/06/13 19:20, Ian Jackson wrote:
> > This is version 7 of my series to try to fix libelf and the domain
> > loader.
> Fantastic.  This entire series is now
> Reviewed-by: Andrew Cooper <andrew.cooper3@xxxxxxxxxx>

Great, thanks.  The 4.1 backports are a work in progress.

I have had a review from Oracle by private email.  Prompted by that
review I did a search and now I'm suspicious of a range test in

I'm considering adding the patch below to the end of my series.


Subject: libxc: Better range check in xc_dom_alloc_segment

If seg->pfn is too large, the arithmetic in the range check might
overflow, defeating the range check.

This is part of the fix to a security issue, XSA-55.

Signed-off-by: Ian Jackson <ian.jackson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

diff --git a/tools/libxc/xc_dom_core.c b/tools/libxc/xc_dom_core.c
index bf05d2a..9c0a52c 100644
--- a/tools/libxc/xc_dom_core.c
+++ b/tools/libxc/xc_dom_core.c
@@ -510,7 +510,8 @@ int xc_dom_alloc_segment(struct xc_dom_image *dom,
     seg->vstart = start;
     seg->pfn = (seg->vstart - dom->parms.virt_base) / page_size;
-    if ( pages > dom->total_pages || /* double test avoids overflow probs */
+    if ( pages > dom->total_pages || /* multiple test avoids overflow probs */
+         seg->pfn > dom->total_pages ||
          pages > dom->total_pages - seg->pfn)
         xc_dom_panic(dom->xch, XC_OUT_OF_MEMORY,

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