Xen Project 4.8.1

We are pleased to announce the release of Xen 4.8.1. This is available immediately from its git repository 

https://xenbits.xenproject.org/gitweb/?p=xen.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/stable-4.8 (tag RELEASE-4.8.1) or from this download page

This release contains the following bug-fixes and improvements in the Xen Project hypervisor:

  • 5ebb4de: update Xen version to 4.8.1 [Jan Beulich]
  • e1c62cd: oxenstored: trim history in the frequent_ops function [Thomas Sanders]
  • 336afa8: oxenstored transaction conflicts: improve logging [Thomas Sanders]
  • 3ee0d82: oxenstored: don't wake to issue no conflict-credit [Thomas Sanders]
  • 84ee808: oxenstored: do not commit read-only transactions [Thomas Sanders]
  • cb778de: oxenstored: allow self-conflicts [Thomas Sanders]
  • fa0b2b9: oxenstored: blame the connection that caused a transaction conflict [Jonathan Davies]
  • 9ea5032: oxenstored: track commit history [Jonathan Davies]
  • c682760: oxenstored: discard old commit-history on txn end [Thomas Sanders]
  • 9a2c5b4: oxenstored: only record operations with side-effects in history [Jonathan Davies]
  • 567051b: oxenstored: support commit history tracking [Jonathan Davies]
  • 4f4596a: oxenstored: add transaction info relevant to history-tracking [Jonathan Davies]
  • b795db0: oxenstored: ignore domains with no conflict-credit [Thomas Sanders]
  • 6636c70: oxenstored: handling of domain conflict-credit [Thomas Sanders]
  • f2c7ab1: oxenstored: comments explaining some variables [Thomas Sanders]
  • f3b7100: xenstored: Log when the write transaction rate limit bites [Ian Jackson]
  • 4cd02a2: xenstored: apply a write transaction rate limit [Ian Jackson]
  • e0354e6: tools/libxenctrl: fix error check after opening libxenforeignmemory [Paul Durrant]
  • a085f0c: libxl: correct xenstore entry for empty cdrom [Juergen Gross]
  • ec7f9e1: x86: use 64 bit mask when masking away mfn bits [Juergen Gross]
  • 06403aa: memory: properly check guest memory ranges in XENMEM_exchange handling [Jan Beulich]
  • f3623bd: xen: sched: don't call hooks of the wrong scheduler via VCPU2OP [Dario Faggioli]
  • c95bad9: x86/EFI: avoid Xen image when looking for module/kexec position [Jan Beulich]
  • 4ec1cb0: x86/EFI: avoid IOMMU faults on [_end,__2M_rwdata_end) [Jan Beulich]
  • 093a1f1: x86/EFI: avoid overrunning mb_modules[] [Jan Beulich]
  • 47501b6: build/clang: fix XSM dummy policy when using clang 4.0 [Roger Pau Monné]
  • 2859b25: x86: drop unneeded __packed attributes [Roger Pau Monné]
  • ca41491: arm: xen_size should be paddr_t for consistency [Stefano Stabellini]
  • 26dec7a: xen/arm: alternative: Register re-mapped Xen area as a temporary virtual region [Wei Chen]
  • eca97a4: QEMU_TAG update [Ian Jackson]
  • c75fe64: arm: read/write rank->vcpu atomically [Stefano Stabellini]
  • af18ca9: xen/arm: p2m: Perform local TLB invalidation on vCPU migration [Julien Grall]
  • 30c2dd7: xen/arm: Introduce INVALID_VCPU_ID [Julien Grall]
  • 1780ea7: xen/arm: Set nr_cpu_ids to available number of cpus [Vijaya Kumar K]
  • 42290f0: xen/arm: acpi: Relax hw domain mapping attributes to p2m_mmio_direct_c [Edgar E. Iglesias]
  • bd684c2: Revert "xen/arm: Map mmio-sram nodes as un-cached memory" [Edgar E. Iglesias]
  • 783b670: xen/arm: dt: Relax hw domain mapping attributes to p2m_mmio_direct_c [Edgar E. Iglesias]
  • 07f9ddf: xen/arm: flush icache as well when XEN_DOMCTL_cacheflush is issued [Tamas K Lengyel]
  • d31d0cd: xen/arm: fix GIC_INVALID_LR [Stefano Stabellini]
  • b2e678e: fix out of bound access to mode_strings [Stefano Stabellini]
  • 05946b5: missing vgic_unlock_rank in gic_remove_irq_from_guest [Stefano Stabellini]
  • e020ff3: xen/arm: Fix macro for ARM Jazelle CPU feature identification [Artem Mygaiev]
  • 308c646: xen/arm: traps: Emulate ICC_SRE_EL1 as RAZ/WI [Julien Grall]
  • fceae91: xen/arm: Fix misplaced parentheses for PSCI version check [Artem Mygaiev]
  • f667393: arm/irq: Reorder check when the IRQ is already used by someone [Oleksandr Tyshchenko]
  • 768b250: Don't clear HCR_VM bit when updating VTTBR. [Jun Sun]
  • 049b13d: x86/emul: Correct the decoding of mov to/from cr/dr [Andrew Cooper]
  • e26a2a0: x86emul: correct decoding of vzero{all,upper} [Jan Beulich]
  • 866f363: xen: credit2: don't miss accounting while doing a credit reset. [Dario Faggioli]
  • 354c3e4: xen: credit2: always mark a tickled pCPU as... tickled! [Dario Faggioli]
  • 8c2da8f: x86/layout: Correct Xen's idea of its own memory layout [Andrew Cooper]
  • 6289c3b: x86/vmx: Don't leak host syscall MSR state into HVM guests [Andrew Cooper]
  • 2e68fda: xen/arm: fix affected memory range by dcache clean functions [Stefano Stabellini]
  • f85fc97: xen/arm: introduce vwfi parameter [Stefano Stabellini]
  • 9967251: arm/p2m: remove the page from p2m->pages list before freeing it [Julien Grall]
  • 34305da: QEMU_TAG update [Ian Jackson]
  • 437a8e6: VMX: fix VMCS race on context-switch paths [Jan Beulich]
  • 9028ba8: xen/p2m: Fix p2m_flush_table for non-nested cases [George Dunlap]
  • 1c28394: x86/ept: allow write-combining on !mfn_valid() MMIO mappings again [David Woodhouse]
  • c246296: IOMMU: always call teardown callback [Oleksandr Tyshchenko]
  • 10baa19: x86/emulate: don't assume that addr_size == 32 implies protected mode [George Dunlap]
  • 4582c2b: xen: credit2: fix shutdown/suspend when playing with cpupools. [Dario Faggioli]
  • a20300b: xen: credit2: never consider CPUs outside of our cpupool. [Dario Faggioli]
  • 23e3303: xen: credit2: use the correct scratch cpumask. [Dario Faggioli]
  • 95f1f99: x86/hvm: do not set msr_tsc_adjust on hvm_set_guest_tsc_fixed [Joao Martins]
  • 9b0e6d3: x86emul: correct FPU stub asm() constraints [Jan Beulich]
  • b843de7: x86: segment attribute handling adjustments [Jan Beulich]
  • ba7e250: x86emul: LOCK check adjustments [Jan Beulich]
  • 6240d92: x86emul: VEX.B is ignored in compatibility mode [Jan Beulich]
  • b378b1f: x86/xstate: Fix array overrun on hardware with LWP [Andrew Cooper]
  • b29aed8: arm/p2m: Fix regression during domain shutdown with active mem_access [Tamas K Lengyel]
  • e1cefed: libxl: fix libxl_set_memory_target [Wei Liu]
  • 53c3a73: xen/arm: gic-v3: Make sure read from ICC_IAR1_EL1 is visible on the redistributor [Julien Grall]
  • daf491d: x86/cpu: Don't update this_cpu for get_cpu_vendor(, gcv_guest) [Andrew Cooper]
  • a654228: x86/emul: Correct the return value handling of VMFUNC [Andrew Cooper]
  • c581ead: x86/boot: fix build with certain older gcc versions [Jan Beulich]
  • 67e9679: x86emul: CMPXCHG16B requires an aligned operand [Jan Beulich]
  • 080a31b: VT-d: correct dma_msi_set_affinity() [Jan Beulich]
  • 1febe8d: x86emul: ignore most segment bases for 64-bit mode in is_aligned() [Jan Beulich]
  • 7713ee2: x86emul: MOVNTI does not allow REP prefixes [Jan Beulich]
  • b76a796: x86/VPMU: clear the overflow status of which counter happened to overflow [Luwei Kang]
  • e298344: x86/hvm: don't unconditionally create a default ioreq server [Paul Durrant]
  • 6933092: libelf: section index 0 is special [Jan Beulich]
  • af6534e: x86emul: CMPXCHG{8,16}B ignore prefixes [Jan Beulich]
  • 297cf3d: xen: Fix determining when domain creation is complete [Andrew Cooper]
  • 3e902dd: x86emul: correct PUSHF/POPF [Jan Beulich]
  • c5efe95: init/FreeBSD: fix incorrect usage of $rc_pids in xendriverdomain [Roger Pau Monne]
  • 63c68c7: init/FreeBSD: add rc control variables [Roger Pau Monne]
  • 3667bc0: init/FreeBSD: fix xencommons so it can only be launched by Dom0 [Roger Pau Monne]
  • 86e54be: init/FreeBSD: remove xendriverdomain_precmd [Roger Pau Monne]
  • e7ad85e: init/FreeBSD: set correct PATH for xl devd [Roger Pau Monne]
  • bdbfca0: xsm: allow relevant permission during migrate and gpu-passthrough. [Anshul Makkar]
  • 443264e: libxl: init_acpi_config should return rc in exit path, and set to 0 on success [Wei Liu]
  • d575902: x86/emul: add likely()/unlikely() to test harness [Andrew Cooper]
  • 24ccfc3: x86/HVM: add missing NULL check before using VMFUNC hook [Jan Beulich]
  • 7628c7e: x86: force EFLAGS.IF on when exiting to PV guests [Jan Beulich]
  • b996efb: x86/emul: Correct the handling of eflags with SYSCALL [Andrew Cooper]
  • 7967daf: QEMU_TAG update [Ian Jackson]
  • 1f4ea16: update Xen version to 4.8.1-pre [Jan Beulich]

In addition, this release also contains the following fixes to qemu-traditional:

  • 3bed93d: cirrus/vnc: zap drop bitblit support from console code. [Gerd Hoffmann]
  • b77d58b: cirrus: add blit_is_unsafe call to cirrus_bitblt_cputovideo [Gerd Hoffmann]
  • a1d57bb: cirrus: fix oob access issue (CVE-2017-2615) [Li Qiang]
  • 095261a: qemu: ioport_read, ioport_write: be defensive about 32-bit addresses [Ian Jackson]

This release also contains changes to qemu-upstream, whose changelogs we do not list here as it contains many changes that are not directly releated to the Xen Project Hypervisor and thus this release. However, you can check https://xenbits.xenproject.org/gitweb/?p=qemu-xen.git;a=shortlog (between tags qemu-xen-4.8.0 and qemu-xen-4.8.1).

This release, which includes source code for qemu-traditional and qemu-upstream, contains the following security fixes. 

XSA Xen qemu-traditional qemu-upstream 
XSA-199 N/A Applied N/A
XSA-200 N/A (Xen 4.8 not affected) ... ...
XSA-201 N/A (Applied on master before 4.8 branch was created) ... ...
XSA-202 Applied N/A N/A
XSA-203 Applied N/A N/A
XSA-204 Applied N/A N/A
XSA-205 N/A (Unassigned number) ... ...
XSA-206 Applied N/A N/A
XSA-207 Applied N/A N/A
XSA-208 N/A Applied Applied
XSA-209 N/A Applied Applied
XSA-210 Applied N/A N/A
XSA-211 N/A Applied Applied
XSA-212 Applied N/A N/A

See https://xenbits.xenproject.org/xsa/ for details related to Xen Project security advisories.

We recommend all users of the 4.8 stable series to update to this latest point release.


Created Date Monday, 10 April 2017
Modified Date Monday, 10 April 2017

Xen Project 4.8.1

Created Date Monday, 10 April 2017
Modified Date Wednesday, 06 September 2017

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