DescriptionIn the Linux kernel, the following vulnerability has been resolved: io_uring: fail cancellation for EXITING tasks WARNING: CPU: 1 PID: 20 at fs/io_uring.c:6269 io_try_cancel_userdata+0x3c5/0x640 fs/io_uring.c:6269 CPU: 1 PID: 20 Comm: kworker/1:0 Not tainted 5.16.0-rc1-syzkaller #0 Workqueue: events io_fallback_req_func RIP: 0010:io_try_cancel_userdata+0x3c5/0x640 fs/io_uring.c:6269 Call Trace: <TASK> io_req_task_link_timeout+0x6b/0x1e0 fs/io_uring.c:6886 io_fallback_req_func+0xf9/0x1ae fs/io_uring.c:1334 process_one_work+0x9b2/0x1690 kernel/workqueue.c:2298 worker_thread+0x658/0x11f0 kernel/workqueue.c:2445 kthread+0x405/0x4f0 kernel/kthread.c:327 ret_from_fork+0x1f/0x30 arch/x86/entry/entry_64.S:295 </TASK> We need original task's context to do cancellations, so if it's dying and the callback is executed in a fallback mode, fail the cancellation attempt.
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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)
linuxsourcebullseye(not affected)


[bullseye] - linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
[buster] - linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present) (5.16-rc3)

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