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.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)buster4.19.249-2fixed
buster (security)4.19.304-1fixed
bullseye (security)5.10.218-1fixed
bookworm (security)6.1.90-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)(not affected)


- linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present; specific to CentOS/RHEL)
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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