DescriptionIn the Linux kernel, the following vulnerability has been resolved: s390/decompressor: specify __decompress() buf len to avoid overflow Historically calls to __decompress() didn't specify "out_len" parameter on many architectures including s390, expecting that no writes beyond uncompressed kernel image are performed. This has changed since commit 2aa14b1ab2c4 ("zstd: import usptream v1.5.2") which includes zstd library commit 6a7ede3dfccb ("Reduce size of dctx by reutilizing dst buffer (#2751)"). Now zstd decompression code might store literal buffer in the unwritten portion of the destination buffer. Since "out_len" is not set, it is considered to be unlimited and hence free to use for optimization needs. On s390 this might corrupt initrd or ipl report which are often placed right after the decompressor buffer. Luckily the size of uncompressed kernel image is already known to the decompressor, so to avoid the problem simply specify it in the "out_len" parameter.
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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)5.10.218-1fixed
bookworm (security)6.1.90-1fixed
sid, trixie6.8.12-1fixed

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

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Notes (6.2-rc7)

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