QEMU / HW - Vulnerabilities & Mitigations Explained

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This document should be read together with the following articles:

And the references used here are, among the documents above, the following docs:

Related CPU Vulnerabilities (CVEs)

1. Side Channel Attacks - Spectre and Meltdown

2. Side Channel Attacks - Others

3. L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF)

4. Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS)