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x86emul: only emulate software interrupt injection for real mode

Protected mode emulation currently lacks proper privilege checking of
the referenced IDT entry, and there's currently no legitimate way for
any of the respective instructions to reach the emulator when the guest
is in protected mode.

This is XSA-106.

Reported-by: Andrei LUTAS <>
Signed-off-by: Jan Beulich <>
Acked-by: Keir Fraser <>

--- a/xen/arch/x86/x86_emulate/x86_emulate.c
+++ b/xen/arch/x86/x86_emulate/x86_emulate.c
@@ -2634,6 +2634,7 @@ x86_emulate(
     case 0xcd: /* int imm8 */
         src.val = insn_fetch_type(uint8_t);
+        fail_if(!in_realmode(ctxt, ops)); /* XSA-106 */
         fail_if(ops->inject_sw_interrupt == NULL);
         rc = ops->inject_sw_interrupt(src.val, _regs.eip - ctxt->regs->eip,
                                       ctxt) ? : X86EMUL_EXCEPTION;