CVE-2021-4023

NameCVE-2021-4023
DescriptionA flaw was found in the io-workqueue implementation in the Linux kernel versions prior to 5.15-rc1. The kernel can panic when an improper cancellation operation triggers the submission of new io-uring operations during a shortage of free space. This flaw allows a local user with permissions to execute io-uring requests to possibly crash the system.
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)
NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)stretch4.9.228-1fixed
stretch (security)4.9.303-1fixed
buster4.19.235-1fixed
buster (security)4.19.232-1fixed
bullseye5.10.106-1vulnerable
bullseye (security)5.10.113-1vulnerable
bookworm5.17.3-1fixed
sid5.17.6-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsourcestretch(not affected)
linuxsourcebuster(not affected)
linuxsource(unstable)5.15.3-1

Notes

[buster] - linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
[stretch] - linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
https://git.kernel.org/linus/713b9825a4c47897f66ad69409581e7734a8728e (5.15-rc1)

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