DescriptionIn the Linux kernel, the following vulnerability has been resolved: net/sched: sch_ets: don't peek at classes beyond 'nbands' when the number of DRR classes decreases, the round-robin active list can contain elements that have already been freed in ets_qdisc_change(). As a consequence, it's possible to see a NULL dereference crash, caused by the attempt to call cl->qdisc->ops->peek(cl->qdisc) when cl->qdisc is NULL: BUG: kernel NULL pointer dereference, address: 0000000000000018 #PF: supervisor read access in kernel mode #PF: error_code(0x0000) - not-present page PGD 0 P4D 0 Oops: 0000 [#1] PREEMPT SMP NOPTI CPU: 1 PID: 910 Comm: mausezahn Not tainted 5.16.0-rc1+ #475 Hardware name: Red Hat KVM, BIOS 1.11.1-4.module+el8.1.0+4066+0f1aadab 04/01/2014 RIP: 0010:ets_qdisc_dequeue+0x129/0x2c0 [sch_ets] Code: c5 01 41 39 ad e4 02 00 00 0f 87 18 ff ff ff 49 8b 85 c0 02 00 00 49 39 c4 0f 84 ba 00 00 00 49 8b ad c0 02 00 00 48 8b 7d 10 <48> 8b 47 18 48 8b 40 38 0f ae e8 ff d0 48 89 c3 48 85 c0 0f 84 9d RSP: 0000:ffffbb36c0b5fdd8 EFLAGS: 00010287 RAX: ffff956678efed30 RBX: 0000000000000000 RCX: 0000000000000000 RDX: 0000000000000002 RSI: ffffffff9b938dc9 RDI: 0000000000000000 RBP: ffff956678efed30 R08: e2f3207fe360129c R09: 0000000000000000 R10: 0000000000000001 R11: 0000000000000001 R12: ffff956678efeac0 R13: ffff956678efe800 R14: ffff956611545000 R15: ffff95667ac8f100 FS: 00007f2aa9120740(0000) GS:ffff95667b800000(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000 CS: 0010 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 0000000080050033 CR2: 0000000000000018 CR3: 000000011070c000 CR4: 0000000000350ee0 Call Trace: <TASK> qdisc_peek_dequeued+0x29/0x70 [sch_ets] tbf_dequeue+0x22/0x260 [sch_tbf] __qdisc_run+0x7f/0x630 net_tx_action+0x290/0x4c0 __do_softirq+0xee/0x4f8 irq_exit_rcu+0xf4/0x130 sysvec_apic_timer_interrupt+0x52/0xc0 asm_sysvec_apic_timer_interrupt+0x12/0x20 RIP: 0033:0x7f2aa7fc9ad4 Code: b9 ff ff 48 8b 54 24 18 48 83 c4 08 48 89 ee 48 89 df 5b 5d e9 ed fc ff ff 0f 1f 00 66 2e 0f 1f 84 00 00 00 00 00 f3 0f 1e fa <53> 48 83 ec 10 48 8b 05 10 64 33 00 48 8b 00 48 85 c0 0f 85 84 00 RSP: 002b:00007ffe5d33fab8 EFLAGS: 00000202 RAX: 0000000000000002 RBX: 0000561f72c31460 RCX: 0000561f72c31720 RDX: 0000000000000002 RSI: 0000561f72c31722 RDI: 0000561f72c31720 RBP: 000000000000002a R08: 00007ffe5d33fa40 R09: 0000000000000014 R10: 0000000000000000 R11: 0000000000000246 R12: 0000561f7187e380 R13: 0000000000000000 R14: 0000000000000000 R15: 0000561f72c31460 </TASK> Modules linked in: sch_ets sch_tbf dummy rfkill iTCO_wdt intel_rapl_msr iTCO_vendor_support intel_rapl_common joydev virtio_balloon lpc_ich i2c_i801 i2c_smbus pcspkr ip_tables xfs libcrc32c crct10dif_pclmul crc32_pclmul crc32c_intel ahci libahci ghash_clmulni_intel serio_raw libata virtio_blk virtio_console virtio_net net_failover failover sunrpc dm_mirror dm_region_hash dm_log dm_mod CR2: 0000000000000018 Ensuring that 'alist' was never zeroed [1] was not sufficient, we need to remove from the active list those elements that are no more SP nor DRR. [1] v3: fix race between ets_qdisc_change() and ets_qdisc_dequeue() delisting DRR classes beyond 'nbands' in ets_qdisc_change() with the qdisc lock acquired, thanks to Cong Wang. v2: when a NULL qdisc is found in the DRR active list, try to dequeue skb from the next list item.
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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) (5.16-rc3)

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