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Материал с конференции blackhat asia-19 — Intel VISA: Through the Rabbit Hole
https://i.blackhat.com/asia-19/Thu-March-28/bh-asia-Goryachy-Ermolov-Intel-Visa-Through-the-Rabbit-Hole.pdf
https://github.com/ptresearch/IntelVISA-BH2019
https://twitter.com/_markel___/status/1075113253100052480?lang=en "Intel super secret Lakemore technology (full-fledged, GHz speed On Die Logic Analyzer in every CPU and PCH) is revealed..."


It's an Industry standard practice AFAIK. Ive seen it in every company ive worked for.
It's more like a jtag-like interface, it supports stuff like tracing and perhaps "breakpoints". It's pretty standard practice really. Also some of the undocumented NOPs in x86/intel might be used for the same purpose (special debugging stuff, ie. god mode).
Back in the mid-90's, there were BILBO (Built-In Logic Block Observation) circuits on-chip, with internal buffers accessible through JTAG. Intel x86 and Sun/TI SPARC CPUs at least. Very likely others too.

ODLA patents — https://patents.google.com/patent/US8327198B2/en
https://patents.google.com/patent/US8745455B2/en


… challenges in performing post silicon debug increase… interconnects between components on a single silicon die are hidden from capture by an external logic analyzer… cost of using external logic analyzers to capture high frequency signals at speed is also growing.
In various embodiments, an on-die-logic-analyzer (ODLA) may be provided as a debug solution for a semiconductor device such as a system-on-chip (SoC). In one embodiment the ODLA may be used to collect data communicated on an interconnect such as a processor-chipset interconnect, for example, a unidirectional front side bus (iFSB). In one implementation, this interconnect may include more than approximately 700 internal signals.

Intel Trace Hub: https://software.intel.com/sites/default/files/managed/d3/3c/intel-th-developer-manual.pdf?
Intel System Trace: https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/system-trace-tool-usage

Про уязвимости самой VISA никто не говорил. К сожалению презентации мало кто смотрит, только читают новости…
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