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[xen staging-4.15] xen/arm: Boot modules should always be scrubbed if bootscrub={on, idle}

commit 70441846070ca5540e78b4a2d73a01458539ae90
Author:     Julien Grall <jgrall@xxxxxxxxxx>
AuthorDate: Sat Apr 17 17:38:28 2021 +0100
Commit:     Andrew Cooper <andrew.cooper3@xxxxxxxxxx>
CommitDate: Tue Jun 8 17:52:45 2021 +0100

    xen/arm: Boot modules should always be scrubbed if bootscrub={on, idle}
    The function to initialize the pages (see init_heap_pages()) will request
    scrub when the admin request idle bootscrub (default) and state ==
    SYS_STATE_active. When bootscrub=on, Xen will scrub any free pages in
    Currently, the boot modules (e.g. kernels, initramfs) will be discarded/
    freed after heap_init_late() is called and system_state switched to
    SYS_STATE_active. This means the pages associated with the boot modules
    will not get scrubbed before getting re-purposed.
    If the memory is assigned to an untrusted domU, it may be able to
    retrieve secrets from the modules.
    This is part of XSA-372 / CVE-2021-28693.
    Fixes: 1774e9b1df27 ("xen/arm: introduce create_domUs")
    Signed-off-by: Julien Grall <jgrall@xxxxxxxxxx>
    Reviewed-by: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@xxxxxxxx>
    Reviewed-by: Stefano Stabellini <sstabellini@xxxxxxxxxx>
    Tested-by: Stefano Stabellini <sstabellini@xxxxxxxxxx>
    (cherry picked from commit fd5dc41ceaed9cfcfa011cdfd50f264c89277a90)
 xen/arch/arm/setup.c | 8 ++++++--
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/xen/arch/arm/setup.c b/xen/arch/arm/setup.c
index 441e0e16e9..8afb78f2c9 100644
--- a/xen/arch/arm/setup.c
+++ b/xen/arch/arm/setup.c
@@ -72,8 +72,6 @@ domid_t __read_mostly max_init_domid;
 static __used void init_done(void)
-    discard_initial_modules();
     /* Must be done past setting system_state. */
@@ -990,6 +988,12 @@ void __init start_xen(unsigned long boot_phys_offset,
     if ( acpi_disabled )
+    /*
+     * This needs to be called **before** heap_init_late() so modules
+     * will be scrubbed (unless suppressed).
+     */
+    discard_initial_modules();
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