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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] x86: make IDT read-only

On 04/08/2013 03:43 PM, Kees Cook wrote:
> This makes the IDT unconditionally read-only. This primarily removes
> the IDT from being a target for arbitrary memory write attacks. It has
> an added benefit of also not leaking (via the "sidt" instruction) the
> kernel base offset, if it has been relocated.
> Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Eric Northup <digitaleric@xxxxxxxxxx>

Also, tglx: does this interfere with your per-cpu IDT efforts?


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