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Subject[PATCH] kvm_s390_vm_start_migration: check dirty_bitmap before using it as target for memset()
If userspace doesn't set KVM_MEM_LOG_DIRTY_PAGES on memslot before calling
kvm_s390_vm_start_migration(), kernel will oops with:

Unable to handle kernel pointer dereference in virtual kernel address space
Failing address: 0000000000000000 TEID: 0000000000000483
Fault in home space mode while using kernel ASCE.
AS:0000000002a2000b R2:00000001bff8c00b R3:00000001bff88007 S:00000001bff91000 P:000000000000003d
Oops: 0004 ilc:2 [#1] SMP
Call Trace:
([<001fffff804ec552>] kvm_s390_vm_set_attr+0x347a/0x3828 [kvm])
[<001fffff804ecfc0>] kvm_arch_vm_ioctl+0x6c0/0x1998 [kvm]
[<001fffff804b67e4>] kvm_vm_ioctl+0x51c/0x11a8 [kvm]
[<00000000008ba572>] do_vfs_ioctl+0x1d2/0xe58
[<00000000008bb284>] ksys_ioctl+0x8c/0xb8
[<00000000008bb2e2>] sys_ioctl+0x32/0x40
[<000000000175552c>] system_call+0x2b8/0x2d8
INFO: lockdep is turned off.
Last Breaking-Event-Address:
[<0000000000dbaf60>] __memset+0xc/0xa0

due to ms->dirty_bitmap being NULL, which migh crash the host.

Make sure that ms->dirty_bitmap is set before using it or
print a warning and return -ENIVAL otherwise.

Signed-off-by: Igor Mammedov <>

keeping it private for now as issue might DoS host,
I'll leave it upto maintainers to decide if it should be handled as security
bug (I'm not sure what process for handling such bugs should be used).

arch/s390/kvm/kvm-s390.c | 4 ++++
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

diff --git a/arch/s390/kvm/kvm-s390.c b/arch/s390/kvm/kvm-s390.c
index f329dcb3f44c..dfba51c9d60c 100644
--- a/arch/s390/kvm/kvm-s390.c
+++ b/arch/s390/kvm/kvm-s390.c
@@ -1018,6 +1018,10 @@ static int kvm_s390_vm_start_migration(struct kvm *kvm)
/* mark all the pages in active slots as dirty */
for (slotnr = 0; slotnr < slots->used_slots; slotnr++) {
ms = slots->memslots + slotnr;
+ if (!ms->dirty_bitmap) {
+ WARN(1, "ms->dirty_bitmap == NULL\n");
+ return -EINVAL;
+ }
* The second half of the bitmap is only used on x86,
* and would be wasted otherwise, so we put it to good
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