CVE-2021-4083

NameCVE-2021-4083
DescriptionA read-after-free memory flaw was found in the Linux kernel's garbage collection for Unix domain socket file handlers in the way users call close() and fget() simultaneously and can potentially trigger a race condition. This flaw allows a local user to crash the system or escalate their privileges on the system. This flaw affects Linux kernel versions prior to 5.16-rc4.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-2940-1, DLA-2941-1, DSA-5096-1, ELA-577-1

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)4.9.320-2fixed
stretch (lts), stretch4.9.320-3fixed
buster4.19.249-2fixed
buster (security)4.19.304-1fixed
bullseye5.10.209-2fixed
bullseye (security)5.10.205-2fixed
bookworm6.1.76-1fixed
bookworm (security)6.1.69-1fixed
sid, trixie6.6.15-2fixed
linux-4.19 (PTS)stretch (security)4.19.232-1~deb9u1fixed
stretch (lts), stretch4.19.304-1~deb9u1fixed
linux-4.9 (PTS)jessie, jessie (lts)4.9.303-1~deb8u3fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsourcejessie(unfixed)end-of-life
linuxsourcestretch4.9.303-1DLA-2940-1
linuxsourcebuster4.19.232-1DSA-5096-1
linuxsourcebullseye5.10.84-1
linuxsource(unstable)5.15.5-2
linux-4.19sourcestretch4.19.232-1~deb9u1DLA-2941-1
linux-4.9sourcejessie4.9.303-1~deb8u1ELA-577-1

Notes

https://git.kernel.org/linus/054aa8d439b9185d4f5eb9a90282d1ce74772969 (5.16-rc4)
https://bugs.chromium.org/p/project-zero/issues/detail?id=2247

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