xen-kernel -- information leak in legacy x86 FPU/XMM initialization

2015-12-17T00:00:00
ID E839CA04-B40D-11E5-9728-002590263BF5
Type freebsd
Reporter FreeBSD
Modified 2015-12-17T00:00:00

Description

The Xen Project reports:

When XSAVE/XRSTOR are not in use by Xen to manage guest extended register state, the initial values in the FPU stack and XMM registers seen by the guest upon first use are those left there by the previous user of those registers. A malicious domain may be able to leverage this to obtain sensitive information such as cryptographic keys from another domain.