CVE-2021-31440

NameCVE-2021-31440
DescriptionThis vulnerability allows local attackers to escalate privileges on affected installations of Linux Kernel 5.11.15. An attacker must first obtain the ability to execute low-privileged code on the target system in order to exploit this vulnerability. The specific flaw exists within the handling of eBPF programs. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of user-supplied eBPF programs prior to executing them. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to escalate privileges and execute arbitrary code in the context of the kernel. Was ZDI-CAN-13661.
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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
buster4.19.194-1fixed
buster (security)4.19.171-2fixed
bullseye, sid5.10.40-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsourcestretch(not affected)
linuxsourcebuster(not affected)
linuxsource(unstable)5.10.38-1

Notes

[buster] - linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
[stretch] - linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
https://git.kernel.org/linus/10bf4e83167cc68595b85fd73bb91e8f2c086e36
https://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-21-503/

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