DescriptionThe aufs module for the Linux kernel 3.x and 4.x does not properly maintain POSIX ACL xattr data, which allows local users to gain privileges by leveraging a group-writable setgid directory.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)buster4.19.249-2fixed
buster (security)4.19.304-1fixed
bullseye (security)5.10.218-1fixed
bookworm (security)6.1.90-1fixed
sid, trixie6.8.12-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsourcewheezy(not affected)


[jessie] - linux <ignored> (Not exploitable in default configuration)
[wheezy] - linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code is not present)
This depends on a user namespace creator being able to mount aufs.
jessie: Unprivileged users are not allowed to create user namespaces by default; aufs is not allowed to be mounted from a new user namespace by default.
wheezy: User namespaces are non-functional.

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