CVE-2023-34324

NameCVE-2023-34324
DescriptionClosing of an event channel in the Linux kernel can result in a deadlock. This happens when the close is being performed in parallel to an unrelated Xen console action and the handling of a Xen console interrupt in an unprivileged guest. The closing of an event channel is e.g. triggered by removal of a paravirtual device on the other side. As this action will cause console messages to be issued on the other side quite often, the chance of triggering the deadlock is not neglectable. Note that 32-bit Arm-guests are not affected, as the 32-bit Linux kernel on Arm doesn't use queued-RW-locks, which are required to trigger the issue (on Arm32 a waiting writer doesn't block further readers to get the lock).
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-3710-1, DLA-3711-1, DSA-5594-1

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)buster4.19.249-2vulnerable
buster (security)4.19.304-1fixed
bullseye5.10.209-2fixed
bullseye (security)5.10.216-1fixed
bookworm6.1.76-1fixed
bookworm (security)6.1.90-1fixed
trixie6.7.12-1fixed
sid6.8.9-1fixed
linux-5.10 (PTS)buster (security)5.10.216-1~deb10u1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsourcebuster4.19.304-1DLA-3710-1
linuxsourcebullseye5.10.205-2DSA-5594-1
linuxsourcebookworm6.1.64-1
linuxsource(unstable)6.5.8-1
linux-5.10sourcebuster5.10.205-2~deb10u1DLA-3711-1

Notes

https://xenbits.xen.org/xsa/advisory-441.html
https://git.kernel.org/linus/87797fad6cce28ec9be3c13f031776ff4f104cfc (6.6-rc6)

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