CVE-2021-4218

NameCVE-2021-4218
DescriptionA flaw was found in the Linux kernel’s implementation of reading the SVC RDMA counters. Reading the counter sysctl panics the system. This flaw allows a local attacker with local access to cause a denial of service while the system reboots. The issue is specific to CentOS/RHEL.
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Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)buster4.19.249-2fixed
buster (security)4.19.260-1fixed
bullseye5.10.140-1fixed
bullseye (security)5.10.149-2fixed
bookworm6.0.8-1fixed
sid6.0.10-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)(not affected)

Notes

- linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present; specific to CentOS/RHEL)
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2048359
Issue is specific to CentOS/RHEL. In mainline, xprtrdma always used copy_to_user()
until the general conversion of sysctls to use a kernel buffer.

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