CVE-2021-46942

NameCVE-2021-46942
DescriptionIn the Linux kernel, the following vulnerability has been resolved: io_uring: fix shared sqpoll cancellation hangs [ 736.982891] INFO: task iou-sqp-4294:4295 blocked for more than 122 seconds. [ 736.982897] Call Trace: [ 736.982901] schedule+0x68/0xe0 [ 736.982903] io_uring_cancel_sqpoll+0xdb/0x110 [ 736.982908] io_sqpoll_cancel_cb+0x24/0x30 [ 736.982911] io_run_task_work_head+0x28/0x50 [ 736.982913] io_sq_thread+0x4e3/0x720 We call io_uring_cancel_sqpoll() one by one for each ctx either in sq_thread() itself or via task works, and it's intended to cancel all requests of a specified context. However the function uses per-task counters to track the number of inflight requests, so it counts more requests than available via currect io_uring ctx and goes to sleep for them to appear (e.g. from IRQ), that will never happen. Cancel a bit more than before, i.e. all ctxs that share sqpoll and continue to use shared counters. Don't forget that we should not remove ctx from the list before running that task_work sqpoll-cancel, otherwise the function wouldn't be able to find the context and will hang.
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
bullseye5.10.209-2fixed
bullseye (security)5.10.216-1fixed
bookworm6.1.76-1fixed
bookworm (security)6.1.90-1fixed
trixie6.7.12-1fixed
sid6.8.11-1fixed

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)
https://git.kernel.org/linus/734551df6f9bedfbefcd113ede665945e9de0b99 (5.13-rc1)

Search for package or bug name: Reporting problems