CVE-2023-4194

NameCVE-2023-4194
DescriptionA flaw was found in the Linux kernel's TUN/TAP functionality. This issue could allow a local user to bypass network filters and gain unauthorized access to some resources. The original patches fixing CVE-2023-1076 are incorrect or incomplete. The problem is that the following upstream commits - a096ccca6e50 ("tun: tun_chr_open(): correctly initialize socket uid"), - 66b2c338adce ("tap: tap_open(): correctly initialize socket uid"), pass "inode->i_uid" to sock_init_data_uid() as the last parameter and that turns out to not be accurate.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-3623-1, DSA-5480-1, DSA-5492-1

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)buster4.19.249-2vulnerable
buster (security)4.19.304-1vulnerable
bullseye5.10.209-2fixed
bullseye (security)5.10.205-2fixed
bookworm6.1.76-1fixed
bookworm (security)6.1.69-1fixed
trixie6.6.15-2fixed
sid6.7.7-1fixed
linux-5.10 (PTS)buster (security)5.10.209-2~deb10u1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsourcebullseye5.10.191-1DSA-5480-1
linuxsourcebookworm6.1.52-1DSA-5492-1
linuxsource(unstable)6.4.11-1
linux-5.10sourcebuster5.10.197-1~deb10u1DLA-3623-1

Notes

https://git.kernel.org/linus/9bc3047374d5bec163e83e743709e23753376f0c (6.5-rc5)
https://git.kernel.org/linus/5c9241f3ceab3257abe2923a59950db0dc8bb737 (6.5-rc5)

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