DescriptionIn the Linux kernel, the following vulnerability has been resolved: workqueue: Don't call cpumask_test_cpu() with -1 CPU in wq_update_node_max_active() For wq_update_node_max_active(), @off_cpu of -1 indicates that no CPU is going down. The function was incorrectly calling cpumask_test_cpu() with -1 CPU leading to oopses like the following on some archs: Unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address ffff0002100296e0 .. pc : wq_update_node_max_active+0x50/0x1fc lr : wq_update_node_max_active+0x1f0/0x1fc ... Call trace: wq_update_node_max_active+0x50/0x1fc apply_wqattrs_commit+0xf0/0x114 apply_workqueue_attrs_locked+0x58/0xa0 alloc_workqueue+0x5ac/0x774 workqueue_init_early+0x460/0x540 start_kernel+0x258/0x684 __primary_switched+0xb8/0xc0 Code: 9100a273 35000d01 53067f00 d0016dc1 (f8607a60) ---[ end trace 0000000000000000 ]--- Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill the idle task! ---[ end Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill the idle task! ]--- Fix it.
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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)5.10.216-1fixed
bookworm (security)6.1.90-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsourcebuster(not affected)
linuxsourcebullseye(not affected)
linuxsourcebookworm(not affected)


[bookworm] - linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
[bullseye] - linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
[buster] - linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present) (6.9-rc1)

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