DescriptionIn the Linux kernel, the following vulnerability has been resolved: mm, thp: bail out early in collapse_file for writeback page Currently collapse_file does not explicitly check PG_writeback, instead, page_has_private and try_to_release_page are used to filter writeback pages. This does not work for xfs with blocksize equal to or larger than pagesize, because in such case xfs has no page->private. This makes collapse_file bail out early for writeback page. Otherwise, xfs end_page_writeback will panic as follows. page:fffffe00201bcc80 refcount:0 mapcount:0 mapping:ffff0003f88c86a8 index:0x0 pfn:0x84ef32 aops:xfs_address_space_operations [xfs] ino:30000b7 dentry name:"" flags: 0x57fffe0000008027(locked|referenced|uptodate|active|writeback) raw: 57fffe0000008027 ffff80001b48bc28 ffff80001b48bc28 ffff0003f88c86a8 raw: 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 00000000ffffffff ffff0000c3e9a000 page dumped because: VM_BUG_ON_PAGE(((unsigned int) page_ref_count(page) + 127u <= 127u)) page->mem_cgroup:ffff0000c3e9a000 ------------[ cut here ]------------ kernel BUG at include/linux/mm.h:1212! Internal error: Oops - BUG: 0 [#1] SMP Modules linked in: BUG: Bad page state in process khugepaged pfn:84ef32 xfs(E) page:fffffe00201bcc80 refcount:0 mapcount:0 mapping:0 index:0x0 pfn:0x84ef32 libcrc32c(E) rfkill(E) aes_ce_blk(E) crypto_simd(E) ... CPU: 25 PID: 0 Comm: swapper/25 Kdump: loaded Tainted: ... pstate: 60400005 (nZCv daif +PAN -UAO -TCO BTYPE=--) Call trace: end_page_writeback+0x1c0/0x214 iomap_finish_page_writeback+0x13c/0x204 iomap_finish_ioend+0xe8/0x19c iomap_writepage_end_bio+0x38/0x50 bio_endio+0x168/0x1ec blk_update_request+0x278/0x3f0 blk_mq_end_request+0x34/0x15c virtblk_request_done+0x38/0x74 [virtio_blk] blk_done_softirq+0xc4/0x110 __do_softirq+0x128/0x38c __irq_exit_rcu+0x118/0x150 irq_exit+0x1c/0x30 __handle_domain_irq+0x8c/0xf0 gic_handle_irq+0x84/0x108 el1_irq+0xcc/0x180 arch_cpu_idle+0x18/0x40 default_idle_call+0x4c/0x1a0 cpuidle_idle_call+0x168/0x1e0 do_idle+0xb4/0x104 cpu_startup_entry+0x30/0x9c secondary_start_kernel+0x104/0x180 Code: d4210000 b0006161 910c8021 94013f4d (d4210000) ---[ end trace 4a88c6a074082f8c ]--- Kernel panic - not syncing: Oops - BUG: Fatal exception in interrupt
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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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