AaLl86
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VmWare 12 New features - SGX Support

Hi All!

I am an italian security researcher.

I am trying to convince by employer to buy a VMWare Workstation 12 license (I have the old 11 one).

I am very interested in the new Intel SGX instruction set (the Intel Skylake one to be precise, that allow an os to build an inverse secure sandbox). Anyone knows if those will be implemented in the new Workstation version?

Another question is if there will be any plans to implement even UEFI SecureBoot in the VmWare UEFI Bios.

Thanks very much,

Andrea

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admin
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Workstation 12 does not virtualize SGX.

dariusd
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Workstation 12 does not include UEFI Secure Boot.  We're aware of the demand for Secure Boot, but VMware policy is to not comment on what might be planned (or not planned) for future releases.

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Darius

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chaithu4u
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Bro could you please explain me what is SGX

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admin
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SGX = Software Guard eXtensions.  This mechanism allows for sensitive code and data to be installed in a "secure enclave" (a.k.a. reverse sandbox) where it is protected from even ring 0 code.  See https://software.intel.com/sites/default/files/332680-002.pdf for a PowerPoint overview or https://software.intel.com/sites/default/files/managed/48/88/329298-002.pdf‌ for ISA details.

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balarajugopinat
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usefull info provided bro

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ggratias
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hello, does vmware workstation 16 pro(16.2.3 build-19376536) support sgx ?
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