Xen Test Framework

Advisory: XSA-259

The Meltdown mitigation work (XPTI) didn't correctly deal with an error path connecting the int $0x80 special case handing with general exception handling, which causes Xen to write 0 to an address near 2^64, and suffer a fatal pagefault.

The bug can be triggered by using int $0x80 before registering a handler with Xen. If vulnerable, Xen will crash.

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