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CVS commit: [netbsd-7-1] src/sys/arch

Module Name:    src
Committed By:   snj
Date:           Mon Jan 22 19:40:59 UTC 2018

Modified Files:
        src/sys/arch/amd64/amd64 [netbsd-7-1]: machdep.c
        src/sys/arch/amd64/include [netbsd-7-1]: segments.h
        src/sys/arch/i386/i386 [netbsd-7-1]: machdep.c
        src/sys/arch/i386/include [netbsd-7-1]: segments.h
        src/sys/arch/x86/x86 [netbsd-7-1]: vm_machdep.c

Log Message:
Pull up following revision(s) (requested by maxv in ticket #1550):
        sys/arch/amd64/amd64/machdep.c: revision 1.280 via patch
        sys/arch/amd64/include/segments.h: revision 1.34 via patch
        sys/arch/i386/i386/machdep.c: revision 1.800 via patch
        sys/arch/i386/include/segments.h: revision 1.64 via patch
        sys/arch/x86/x86/vm_machdep.c: revision 1.30 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
(keylogger), etc.
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 -r1.211.10.1 -r1.211.10.2 src/sys/arch/amd64/amd64/machdep.c
cvs rdiff -u -r1.24 -r1.24.22.1 src/sys/arch/amd64/include/segments.h
cvs rdiff -u -r1.752.12.1 -r1.752.12.2 src/sys/arch/i386/i386/machdep.c
cvs rdiff -u -r1.54 -r1.54.38.1 src/sys/arch/i386/include/segments.h
cvs rdiff -u -r1.25.4.1 -r1. src/sys/arch/x86/x86/vm_machdep.c

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