CVE-2024-26840

NameCVE-2024-26840
DescriptionIn the Linux kernel, the following vulnerability has been resolved: cachefiles: fix memory leak in cachefiles_add_cache() The following memory leak was reported after unbinding /dev/cachefiles: ================================================================== unreferenced object 0xffff9b674176e3c0 (size 192): comm "cachefilesd2", pid 680, jiffies 4294881224 hex dump (first 32 bytes): 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................ 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................ backtrace (crc ea38a44b): [<ffffffff8eb8a1a5>] kmem_cache_alloc+0x2d5/0x370 [<ffffffff8e917f86>] prepare_creds+0x26/0x2e0 [<ffffffffc002eeef>] cachefiles_determine_cache_security+0x1f/0x120 [<ffffffffc00243ec>] cachefiles_add_cache+0x13c/0x3a0 [<ffffffffc0025216>] cachefiles_daemon_write+0x146/0x1c0 [<ffffffff8ebc4a3b>] vfs_write+0xcb/0x520 [<ffffffff8ebc5069>] ksys_write+0x69/0xf0 [<ffffffff8f6d4662>] do_syscall_64+0x72/0x140 [<ffffffff8f8000aa>] entry_SYSCALL_64_after_hwframe+0x6e/0x76 ================================================================== Put the reference count of cache_cred in cachefiles_daemon_unbind() to fix the problem. And also put cache_cred in cachefiles_add_cache() error branch to avoid memory leaks.
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ReferencesDSA-5681-1

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
bullseye5.10.209-2vulnerable
bullseye (security)5.10.216-1fixed
bookworm6.1.76-1vulnerable
bookworm (security)6.1.90-1fixed
trixie6.7.12-1fixed
sid6.8.9-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsourcebullseye5.10.216-1DSA-5681-1
linuxsourcebookworm6.1.82-1
linuxsource(unstable)6.7.7-1

Notes

https://git.kernel.org/linus/e21a2f17566cbd64926fb8f16323972f7a064444 (6.8-rc6)

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