CVE-2023-1079

NameCVE-2023-1079
DescriptionA flaw was found in the Linux kernel. A use-after-free may be triggered in asus_kbd_backlight_set when plugging/disconnecting in a malicious USB device, which advertises itself as an Asus device. Similarly to the previous known CVE-2023-25012, but in asus devices, the work_struct may be scheduled by the LED controller while the device is disconnecting, triggering a use-after-free on the struct asus_kbd_leds *led structure. A malicious USB device may exploit the issue to cause memory corruption with controlled data.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-3403-1, DLA-3404-1, ELA-845-1, ELA-847-1

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
buster4.19.249-2vulnerable
buster (security)4.19.304-1fixed
bullseye5.10.209-2fixed
bullseye (security)5.10.205-2fixed
bookworm6.1.76-1fixed
bookworm (security)6.1.85-1fixed
trixie6.6.15-2fixed
sid6.7.9-2fixed
linux-4.19 (PTS)jessie, jessie (lts)4.19.304-1~deb8u1fixed
stretch (security)4.19.232-1~deb9u1vulnerable
stretch (lts), stretch4.19.304-1~deb9u1fixed
linux-5.10 (PTS)stretch (lts), stretch5.10.209-2~deb9u1fixed
buster (security)5.10.209-2~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
linuxsourcebuster4.19.282-1DLA-3403-1
linuxsourcebullseye5.10.178-1
linuxsource(unstable)6.1.20-1
linux-4.19sourcejessie4.19.282-1~deb8u1ELA-847-1
linux-4.19sourcestretch4.19.282-1~deb9u1ELA-847-1
linux-5.10sourcestretch5.10.178-3~deb9u1ELA-845-1
linux-5.10sourcebuster5.10.178-3~deb10u1DLA-3404-1

Notes

https://git.kernel.org/linus/4ab3a086d10eeec1424f2e8a968827a6336203df
https://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2023/03/01/4

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