CVE-2021-3490

NameCVE-2021-3490
DescriptionThe eBPF ALU32 bounds tracking for bitwise ops (AND, OR and XOR) in the Linux kernel did not properly update 32-bit bounds, which could be turned into out of bounds reads and writes in the Linux kernel and therefore, arbitrary code execution. This issue was fixed via commit 049c4e13714e ("bpf: Fix alu32 const subreg bound tracking on bitwise operations") (v5.13-rc4) and backported to the stable kernels in v5.12.4, v5.11.21, and v5.10.37. The AND/OR issues were introduced by commit 3f50f132d840 ("bpf: Verifier, do explicit ALU32 bounds tracking") (5.7-rc1) and the XOR variant was introduced by 2921c90d4718 ("bpf:Fix a verifier failure with xor") ( 5.10-rc1).
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NVD severityhigh

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)stretch4.9.228-1fixed
stretch (security)4.9.272-2fixed
buster4.19.194-1fixed
buster (security)4.19.194-3fixed
bookworm, sid, bullseye5.10.46-4fixed

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 introduced later)
[stretch] - linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced later)
https://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2021/05/11/11

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