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CONFIG_HARDEN_EL2_VECTORS: Harden EL2 vector mapping against system register leak

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The Linux kernel configuration item CONFIG_HARDEN_EL2_VECTORS:

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Speculation attacks against some high-performance processors can be used to leak privileged information such as the vector base register, resulting in a potential defeat of the EL2 layout randomization.

This config option will map the vectors to a fixed location, independent of the EL2 code mapping, so that revealing VBAR_EL2 to an attacker does not give away any extra information. This only gets enabled on affected CPUs.

If unsure, say Y.



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