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Re: Xen Security Advisory 360 v1 - IRQ vector leak on x86

On Thu, Jan 21, 2021 at 02:10:48PM +0000, Xen.org security team wrote:
>                     Xen Security Advisory XSA-360
>                         IRQ vector leak on x86
> =================
> A x86 HVM guest with PCI pass through devices can force the allocation
> of all IDT vectors on the system by rebooting itself with MSI or MSI-X
> capabilities enabled and entries setup.


> ==========
> Not running HVM guests with PCI pass through devices will avoid the
> vulnerability.  Note that even non-malicious guests can trigger this
> vulnerability as part of normal operation.

Does the 'on_reboot="destroy"' mitigate the issue too? Or on_soft_reset?

Best Regards,
Marek Marczykowski-Górecki
Invisible Things Lab
A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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