AESENC128KL—Perform Ten Rounds of AES Encryption Flow With Key Locker Using 128-Bit Key

Opcode/Instruction Op/En 64/32-bit Mode CPUID Feature Flag Description
F3 0F 38 DC !(11):rrr:bbb AESENC128KL xmm, m384 A V/V AESKLE Encrypt xmm using 128-bit AES key indicated by han-dle at m384 and store result in xmm.

Instruction Operand Encoding

Op/En Tuple Operand 1 Operand 2 Operand 3 Operand 4
A N/A ModRM:reg (r, w) ModRM:r/m (r) N/A N/A


The AESENC128KL1 instruction performs ten rounds of AES to encrypt the first operand using the 128-bit key indi-cated by the handle from the second operand. It stores the result in the first operand if the operation succeeds (e.g., does not run into a handle violation failure).



Handle := UnalignedLoad of 384 bit (SRC);
                                                    // Load is not guaranteed to be atomic.
Illegal Handle = (
                 HandleReservedBitSet (Handle) ||
                 (Handle[0] AND (CPL > 0)) ||
                 Handle [1] ||
                 HandleKeyType (Handle) != HANDLE_KEY_TYPE_AES128
IF (Illegal Handle) {
    THEN RFLAGS.ZF := 1;
         (UnwrappedKey, Authentic) := UnwrapKeyAndAuthenticate384 (Handle[383:0], IWKey);
         IF (Authentic == 0)
         THEN RFLAGS.ZF := 1;
              DEST := AES128Encrypt (DEST, UnwrappedKey) ;
              RFLAGS.ZF := 0;

Flags Affected

ZF is set to 0 if the operation succeeded and set to 1 if the operation failed due to a handle violation. The other arithmetic flags (OF, SF, AF, PF, CF) are cleared to 0.

Intel C/C++ Compiler Intrinsic Equivalent

AESENC128KL unsigned char _mm_aesenc128kl_u8(__m128i* odata, __m128i idata, const void* h);


Further details on Key Locker and usage of this instruction can be found here:

Exceptions (All Operating Modes)


If the LOCK prefix is used.

If CPUID.07H:ECX.KL [bit 23] = 0.

If CR4.KL = 0.

If CPUID.19H:EBX.AESKLE [bit 0] = 0.

If CR0.EM = 1.

If CR4.OSFXSR = 0.


If CR0.TS = 1.


If a page fault occurs.


If a memory operand effective address is outside the CS, DS, ES, FS, or GS segment limit.

If the DS, ES, FS, or GS register is used to access memory and it contains a NULL segment selector.

If the memory address is in a non-canonical form.


If a memory operand effective address is outside the SS segment limit.

If a memory address referencing the SS segment is in a non-canonical form.