CVE-2021-3864

NameCVE-2021-3864
DescriptionA flaw was found in the way the dumpable flag setting was handled when certain SUID binaries executed its descendants. The prerequisite is a SUID binary that sets real UID equal to effective UID, and real GID equal to effective GID. The descendant will then have a dumpable value set to 1. As a result, if the descendant process crashes and core_pattern is set to a relative value, its core dump is stored in the current directory with uid:gid permissions. An unprivileged local user with eligible root SUID binary could use this flaw to place core dumps into root-owned directories, potentially resulting in escalation of privileges.
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Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)jessie, jessie (lts)3.16.84-1vulnerable
stretch (security)4.9.320-2vulnerable
stretch (lts), stretch4.9.320-3vulnerable
buster4.19.249-2vulnerable
buster (security)4.19.304-1vulnerable
bullseye5.10.209-2vulnerable
bullseye (security)5.10.205-2vulnerable
bookworm6.1.76-1vulnerable
bookworm (security)6.1.69-1vulnerable
sid, trixie6.6.15-2vulnerable

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsourcejessie(unfixed)end-of-life
linuxsourcestretch(unfixed)end-of-life
linuxsource(unstable)(unfixed)

Notes

https://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2021/10/20/2

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