CVE-2021-20177

NameCVE-2021-20177
DescriptionA flaw was found in the Linux kernel's implementation of string matching within a packet. A privileged user (with root or CAP_NET_ADMIN) when inserting iptables rules could insert a rule which can panic the system. Kernel before kernel 5.5-rc1 is affected.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-2557-1, DSA-4843-1
NVD severitylow

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)stretch4.9.228-1fixed
stretch (security)4.9.258-1fixed
buster4.19.181-1fixed
buster (security)4.19.171-2fixed
bullseye, sid5.10.40-1fixed
linux-4.19 (PTS)stretch (security)4.19.181-1~deb9u1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsourcestretch(not affected)
linuxsourcebuster4.19.171-2DSA-4843-1
linuxsource(unstable)5.5.13-1
linux-4.19sourcestretch4.19.171-2~deb9u1DLA-2557-1

Notes

[stretch] - linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=209823
https://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2021/01/12/1

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