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SubjectRe: [PATCH 5/5] KVM: x86: mmu: Add guest physical address check in translate_gpa()
On 27/02/20 18:23, Mohammed Gamal wrote:
> In case of running a guest with 4-level page tables on a 5-level page
> table host, it might happen that a guest might have a physical address
> with reserved bits set, but the host won't see that and trap it.
> Hence, we need to check page faults' physical addresses against the guest's
> maximum physical memory and if it's exceeded, we need to add
> the PFERR_RSVD_MASK bits to the PF's error code.

You can just set it to PFERR_RSVD_MASK | PFERR_PRESENT_MASK (no need to
use an "|") and return UNMAPPED_GBA. But I would have thought that this
is not needed and the

if (unlikely(FNAME(is_rsvd_bits_set)(mmu, pte, walker->level))) {
goto error;

code would have catch the reserved bits.

> Also make sure the error code isn't overwritten by the page table walker.

Returning UNMAPPED_GVA would remove that as well.

I'm not sure this patch is enough however. For a usermode access with
"!pte.u pte.40" for example you should be getting:

- a #PF with PRESENT|USER error code on a machine with physical address
width >=41; in this case you don't get an EPT violation or misconfig.

- a #PF with RSVD error code on a machine with physical address with <41.

You can enable verbose mode in access.c to see if this case is being generated,
and if so debug it.

The solution for this would be to trap page faults and do a page table
walk (with vcpu->arch.walk_mmu->gva_to_gpa) to find the correct error


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