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Vulnerability Change Records for CVE-2021-46936

Change History

New CVE Received by NIST 2/27/2024 5:15:08 AM

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Added Description

In the Linux kernel, the following vulnerability has been resolved:

net: fix use-after-free in tw_timer_handler

A real world panic issue was found as follow in Linux 5.4.

    BUG: unable to handle page fault for address: ffffde49a863de28
    PGD 7e6fe62067 P4D 7e6fe62067 PUD 7e6fe63067 PMD f51e064067 PTE 0
    RIP: 0010:tw_timer_handler+0x20/0x40
    Call Trace:

This issue was also reported since 2017 in the thread [1],
unfortunately, the issue was still can be reproduced after fixing

The ipv4_mib_exit_net is called before tcp_sk_exit_batch when a net
namespace is destroyed since tcp_sk_ops is registered befrore
ipv4_mib_ops, which means tcp_sk_ops is in the front of ipv4_mib_ops
in the list of pernet_list. There will be a use-after-free on
net->mib.net_statistics in tw_timer_handler after ipv4_mib_exit_net
if there are some inflight time-wait timers.

This bug is not introduced by commit f2bf415cfed7 ("mib: add net to
NET_ADD_STATS_BH") since the net_statistics is a global variable
instead of dynamic allocation and freeing. Actually, commit
61a7e26028b9 ("mib: put net statistics on struct net") introduces
the bug since it put net statistics on struct net and free it when
net namespace is destroyed.

Moving init_ipv4_mibs() to the front of tcp_init() to fix this bug
and replace pr_crit() with panic() since continuing is meaningless
when init_ipv4_mibs() fails.

[1] https://groups.google.com/g/syzkaller/c/p1tn-_Kc6l4/m/smuL_FMAAgAJ?pli=1
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Linux https://git.kernel.org/stable/c/08eacbd141e2495d2fcdde84358a06c4f95cbb13 [No types assigned]
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Linux https://git.kernel.org/stable/c/15579e1301f856ad9385d720c9267c11032a5022 [No types assigned]
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Linux https://git.kernel.org/stable/c/2386e81a1d277f540e1285565c9d41d531bb69d4 [No types assigned]
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Linux https://git.kernel.org/stable/c/5c2fe20ad37ff56070ae0acb34152333976929b4 [No types assigned]
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Linux https://git.kernel.org/stable/c/a8e1944b44f94f5c5f530e434c5eaee787254566 [No types assigned]
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Linux https://git.kernel.org/stable/c/e22e45fc9e41bf9fcc1e92cfb78eb92786728ef0 [No types assigned]
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Linux https://git.kernel.org/stable/c/e73164e89d1be561228a4534e1091369ee4ba41a [No types assigned]
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Linux https://git.kernel.org/stable/c/fe5838c22b986c1190f1dce9aa09bf6a491c1a69 [No types assigned]