DescriptionIn the Linux kernel, the following vulnerability has been resolved: sched/psi: Fix use-after-free in ep_remove_wait_queue() If a non-root cgroup gets removed when there is a thread that registered trigger and is polling on a pressure file within the cgroup, the polling waitqueue gets freed in the following path: do_rmdir cgroup_rmdir kernfs_drain_open_files cgroup_file_release cgroup_pressure_release psi_trigger_destroy However, the polling thread still has a reference to the pressure file and will access the freed waitqueue when the file is closed or upon exit: fput ep_eventpoll_release ep_free ep_remove_wait_queue remove_wait_queue This results in use-after-free as pasted below. The fundamental problem here is that cgroup_file_release() (and consequently waitqueue's lifetime) is not tied to the file's real lifetime. Using wake_up_pollfree() here might be less than ideal, but it is in line with the comment at commit 42288cb44c4b ("wait: add wake_up_pollfree()") since the waitqueue's lifetime is not tied to file's one and can be considered as another special case. While this would be fixable by somehow making cgroup_file_release() be tied to the fput(), it would require sizable refactoring at cgroups or higher layer which might be more justifiable if we identify more cases like this. BUG: KASAN: use-after-free in _raw_spin_lock_irqsave+0x60/0xc0 Write of size 4 at addr ffff88810e625328 by task a.out/4404 CPU: 19 PID: 4404 Comm: a.out Not tainted 6.2.0-rc6 #38 Hardware name: Amazon EC2 c5a.8xlarge/, BIOS 1.0 10/16/2017 Call Trace: <TASK> dump_stack_lvl+0x73/0xa0 print_report+0x16c/0x4e0 kasan_report+0xc3/0xf0 kasan_check_range+0x2d2/0x310 _raw_spin_lock_irqsave+0x60/0xc0 remove_wait_queue+0x1a/0xa0 ep_free+0x12c/0x170 ep_eventpoll_release+0x26/0x30 __fput+0x202/0x400 task_work_run+0x11d/0x170 do_exit+0x495/0x1130 do_group_exit+0x100/0x100 get_signal+0xd67/0xde0 arch_do_signal_or_restart+0x2a/0x2b0 exit_to_user_mode_prepare+0x94/0x100 syscall_exit_to_user_mode+0x20/0x40 do_syscall_64+0x52/0x90 entry_SYSCALL_64_after_hwframe+0x63/0xcd </TASK> Allocated by task 4404: kasan_set_track+0x3d/0x60 __kasan_kmalloc+0x85/0x90 psi_trigger_create+0x113/0x3e0 pressure_write+0x146/0x2e0 cgroup_file_write+0x11c/0x250 kernfs_fop_write_iter+0x186/0x220 vfs_write+0x3d8/0x5c0 ksys_write+0x90/0x110 do_syscall_64+0x43/0x90 entry_SYSCALL_64_after_hwframe+0x63/0xcd Freed by task 4407: kasan_set_track+0x3d/0x60 kasan_save_free_info+0x27/0x40 ____kasan_slab_free+0x11d/0x170 slab_free_freelist_hook+0x87/0x150 __kmem_cache_free+0xcb/0x180 psi_trigger_destroy+0x2e8/0x310 cgroup_file_release+0x4f/0xb0 kernfs_drain_open_files+0x165/0x1f0 kernfs_drain+0x162/0x1a0 __kernfs_remove+0x1fb/0x310 kernfs_remove_by_name_ns+0x95/0xe0 cgroup_addrm_files+0x67f/0x700 cgroup_destroy_locked+0x283/0x3c0 cgroup_rmdir+0x29/0x100 kernfs_iop_rmdir+0xd1/0x140 vfs_rmdir+0xfe/0x240 do_rmdir+0x13d/0x280 __x64_sys_rmdir+0x2c/0x30 do_syscall_64+0x43/0x90 entry_SYSCALL_64_after_hwframe+0x63/0xcd
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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) (6.2)

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