CVE-2023-0240

NameCVE-2023-0240
DescriptionThere is a logic error in io_uring's implementation which can be used to trigger a use-after-free vulnerability leading to privilege escalation. In the io_prep_async_work function the assumption that the last io_grab_identity call cannot return false is not true, and in this case the function will use the init_cred or the previous linked requests identity to do operations instead of using the current identity. This can lead to reference counting issues causing use-after-free. We recommend upgrading past version 5.10.161.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-3349-1, ELA-810-1

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)4.9.320-2vulnerable
stretch (lts), stretch4.9.320-3vulnerable
buster4.19.249-2fixed
buster (security)4.19.304-1fixed
bullseye5.10.209-2fixed
bullseye (security)5.10.216-1fixed
bookworm6.1.76-1fixed
bookworm (security)6.1.90-1fixed
trixie6.7.12-1fixed
sid6.8.9-1fixed
linux-5.10 (PTS)stretch (lts), stretch5.10.216-1~deb9u1fixed
buster (security)5.10.216-1~deb10u1fixed

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
linuxsourcebuster(not affected)
linuxsourcebullseye5.10.162-1
linuxsource(unstable)5.14.6-1
linux-5.10sourcestretch5.10.162-1~deb9u1ELA-810-1
linux-5.10sourcebuster5.10.162-1~deb10u1DLA-3349-1

Notes

[buster] - linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
https://kernel.dance/#788d0824269bef539fe31a785b1517882eafed93

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