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Subject[PATCH 5.2 069/143] KVM: x86: Dont update RIP or do single-step on faulting emulation
From: Sean Christopherson <>

commit 75ee23b30dc712d80d2421a9a547e7ab6e379b44 upstream.

Don't advance RIP or inject a single-step #DB if emulation signals a
fault. This logic applies to all state updates that are conditional on
clean retirement of the emulation instruction, e.g. updating RFLAGS was
previously handled by commit 38827dbd3fb85 ("KVM: x86: Do not update
EFLAGS on faulting emulation").

Not advancing RIP is likely a nop, i.e. ctxt->eip isn't updated with
ctxt->_eip until emulation "retires" anyways. Skipping #DB injection
fixes a bug reported by Andy Lutomirski where a #UD on SYSCALL due to
invalid state with EFLAGS.TF=1 would loop indefinitely due to emulation
overwriting the #UD with #DB and thus restarting the bad SYSCALL over
and over.

Cc: Nadav Amit <>
Reported-by: Andy Lutomirski <>
Fixes: 663f4c61b803 ("KVM: x86: handle singlestep during emulation")
Signed-off-by: Sean Christopherson <>
Signed-off-by: Radim Krčmář <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

arch/x86/kvm/x86.c | 9 +++++----
1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

--- a/arch/x86/kvm/x86.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kvm/x86.c
@@ -6547,12 +6547,13 @@ restart:
unsigned long rflags = kvm_x86_ops->get_rflags(vcpu);
toggle_interruptibility(vcpu, ctxt->interruptibility);
vcpu->arch.emulate_regs_need_sync_to_vcpu = false;
- kvm_rip_write(vcpu, ctxt->eip);
- if (r == EMULATE_DONE && ctxt->tf)
- kvm_vcpu_do_singlestep(vcpu, &r);
if (!ctxt->have_exception ||
- exception_type(ctxt->exception.vector) == EXCPT_TRAP)
+ exception_type(ctxt->exception.vector) == EXCPT_TRAP) {
+ kvm_rip_write(vcpu, ctxt->eip);
+ if (r == EMULATE_DONE && ctxt->tf)
+ kvm_vcpu_do_singlestep(vcpu, &r);
__kvm_set_rflags(vcpu, ctxt->eflags);
+ }

* For STI, interrupts are shadowed; so KVM_REQ_EVENT will

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