CVE-2021-20268

NameCVE-2021-20268
DescriptionAn out-of-bounds access flaw was found in the Linux kernel's implementation of the eBPF code verifier in the way a user running the eBPF script calls dev_map_init_map or sock_map_alloc. This flaw allows a local user to crash the system or possibly escalate their privileges. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to confidentiality, integrity, as well as system availability.
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NVD severitymedium

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, sid5.10.28-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsourcestretch(not affected)
linuxsourcebuster(not affected)
linuxsource(unstable)5.10.12-1

Notes

[buster] - linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced later)
[stretch] - linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced later)
https://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-21-101/
https://git.kernel.org/linus/bc895e8b2a64e502fbba72748d59618272052a8b

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