DescriptionIn the Linux kernel, the following vulnerability has been resolved: erofs: fix pcluster use-after-free on UP platforms During stress testing with CONFIG_SMP disabled, KASAN reports as below: ================================================================== BUG: KASAN: use-after-free in __mutex_lock+0xe5/0xc30 Read of size 8 at addr ffff8881094223f8 by task stress/7789 CPU: 0 PID: 7789 Comm: stress Not tainted 6.0.0-rc1-00002-g0d53d2e882f9 #3 Hardware name: Red Hat KVM, BIOS 0.5.1 01/01/2011 Call Trace: <TASK> .. __mutex_lock+0xe5/0xc30 .. z_erofs_do_read_page+0x8ce/0x1560 .. z_erofs_readahead+0x31c/0x580 .. Freed by task 7787 kasan_save_stack+0x1e/0x40 kasan_set_track+0x20/0x30 kasan_set_free_info+0x20/0x40 __kasan_slab_free+0x10c/0x190 kmem_cache_free+0xed/0x380 rcu_core+0x3d5/0xc90 __do_softirq+0x12d/0x389 Last potentially related work creation: kasan_save_stack+0x1e/0x40 __kasan_record_aux_stack+0x97/0xb0 call_rcu+0x3d/0x3f0 erofs_shrink_workstation+0x11f/0x210 erofs_shrink_scan+0xdc/0x170 shrink_slab.constprop.0+0x296/0x530 drop_slab+0x1c/0x70 drop_caches_sysctl_handler+0x70/0x80 proc_sys_call_handler+0x20a/0x2f0 vfs_write+0x555/0x6c0 ksys_write+0xbe/0x160 do_syscall_64+0x3b/0x90 The root cause is that erofs_workgroup_unfreeze() doesn't reset to orig_val thus it causes a race that the pcluster reuses unexpectedly before freeing. Since UP platforms are quite rare now, such path becomes unnecessary. Let's drop such specific-designed path directly instead.
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Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)buster4.19.249-2vulnerable
buster (security)4.19.304-1vulnerable
bullseye (security)5.10.216-1vulnerable
bookworm (security)6.1.90-1fixed

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

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Notes (6.0-rc5)

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