DescriptionIn the Linux kernel, the following vulnerability has been resolved: cgroup: Fix memory leak caused by missing cgroup_bpf_offline When enabling CONFIG_CGROUP_BPF, kmemleak can be observed by running the command as below: $mount -t cgroup -o none,name=foo cgroup cgroup/ $umount cgroup/ unreferenced object 0xc3585c40 (size 64): comm "mount", pid 425, jiffies 4294959825 (age 31.990s) hex dump (first 32 bytes): 01 00 00 80 84 8c 28 c0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ......(......... 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 6c 43 a0 c3 00 00 00 00 ........lC...... backtrace: [<e95a2f9e>] cgroup_bpf_inherit+0x44/0x24c [<1f03679c>] cgroup_setup_root+0x174/0x37c [<ed4b0ac5>] cgroup1_get_tree+0x2c0/0x4a0 [<f85b12fd>] vfs_get_tree+0x24/0x108 [<f55aec5c>] path_mount+0x384/0x988 [<e2d5e9cd>] do_mount+0x64/0x9c [<208c9cfe>] sys_mount+0xfc/0x1f4 [<06dd06e0>] ret_fast_syscall+0x0/0x48 [<a8308cb3>] 0xbeb4daa8 This is because that since the commit 2b0d3d3e4fcf ("percpu_ref: reduce memory footprint of percpu_ref in fast path") root_cgrp-> is allocated by the function percpu_ref_init in cgroup_bpf_inherit which is called by cgroup_setup_root when mounting, but not freed along with root_cgrp when umounting. Adding cgroup_bpf_offline which calls percpu_ref_kill to cgroup_kill_sb can free root_cgrp-> in umount path. This patch also fixes the commit 4bfc0bb2c60e ("bpf: decouple the lifetime of cgroup_bpf from cgroup itself"). A cgroup_bpf_offline is needed to do a cleanup that frees the resources which are allocated by cgroup_bpf_inherit in cgroup_setup_root. And inside cgroup_bpf_offline, cgroup_get() is at the beginning and cgroup_put is at the end of cgroup_bpf_release which is called by cgroup_bpf_offline. So cgroup_bpf_offline can keep the balance of cgroup's refcount.
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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)4.19.304-1fixed
bullseye (security)5.10.218-1fixed
bookworm (security)6.1.90-1fixed
sid, trixie6.8.12-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsourcebuster(not affected)


[buster] - linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present) (5.15)

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