Subject: Re: some questions
To: Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <email@example.com>
Date: 01/07/2006 14:18:12
On Sat, Jan 07, 2006 at 11:54:55AM +0100, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 07, 2006 at 08:59:38AM +0100, Pavel Cahyna wrote:
> > On Sat, Jan 07, 2006 at 05:44:50AM +0100, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> > > On Sat, Jan 07, 2006 at 01:14:49AM +0100, Pavel Cahyna wrote:
> > > > Why?
> > > >
> > > > if you have root in a domU, you don't need a kernel bug to use DMA, which
> > > > opens the door to dom0.
> > >
> > > How do you get access to the DMA register if you don't take control over
> > > the kernel ?
> > i386_iopl ?
> i386_iopl(l, args, retval)
> if (securelevel > 1)
Securelevel > 1? That test should be securelevel >= 1. It's a serious
bug if it's not.
Thor Lancelot Simon firstname.lastname@example.org
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