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PCI devices with RMRRs not deassigned correctly Certain PCI devices in a system might be assigned Reserved Memory Regions (specified via Reserved Memory Region Reporting, “RMRR”). These are typically used for platform tasks such as legacy USB emulation. If such a device is passed through to a guest, then on guest shutdown the device is not properly deassigned. The IOMMU configuration for these devices which are not properly deassigned ends up pointing to a freed data structure, including the IO Pagetables. Subsequent DMA or interrupts from the device will have unpredictable behaviour, ranging from IOMMU faults to memory corruption.

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    v2: / MEDIUMAV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

    v3: / HIGHCVSS:3.1/AV:P/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

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