Arch Linux update for linux-zen



Published: 2021-07-22
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 3
CVE ID CVE-2021-33909
CVE-2021-3609
CVE-2021-3612
CWE ID CWE-190
CWE-362
CWE-787
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Public exploit code for vulnerability #2 is available.
Vulnerable software
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Security Advisory

1) Integer overflow

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 7.9 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:P/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-33909

CWE-ID: CWE-190 - Integer Overflow or Wraparound

Exploit availability: Yes

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to integer overflow during size_t-to-int conversion when creating, mounting, and deleting a deep directory structure whose total path length exceeds 1GB. An unprivileged local user can write up to 10-byte string to an offset of exactly -2GB-10B below the beginning of a vmalloc()ated kernel buffer.

Successful exploitation of vulnerability may allow an attacker to exploit the our-of-bounds write vulnerability to execute arbitrary code with root privileges.

Mitigation

Update the affected package linux-zen to version 5.13.4.zen1-1.

Vulnerable software versions

Arch Linux: All versions

CPE External links

https://security.archlinux.org/advisory/ASA-202107-49

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, proof of concept for this vulnerability is available.

2) Race condition

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 7.9 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:P/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-3609

CWE-ID: CWE-362 - Concurrent Execution using Shared Resource with Improper Synchronization ('Race Condition')

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to a race condition in the CAN BCM networking protocol (net/can/bcm.c) in the Linux kernel ranging from version 2.6.25 to mainline 5.13-rc6. A local user can exploit the race and gain unauthorized access to sensitive information and escalate privileges on the system.

Mitigation

Update the affected package linux-zen to version 5.13.4.zen1-1.

Vulnerable software versions

Arch Linux: All versions

CPE External links

https://security.archlinux.org/advisory/ASA-202107-49

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, proof of concept for this vulnerability is available.

3) Out-of-bounds write

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 6.1 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-3612

CWE-ID: CWE-787 - Out-of-bounds Write

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error in joystick devices subsystem in Linux kernel. A local user can make a specially crafted JSIOCSBTNMAP IOCTL call, trigger out-of-bounds write and execute arbitrary code with escalated privileges.

Mitigation

Update the affected package linux-zen to version 5.13.4.zen1-1.

Vulnerable software versions

Arch Linux: All versions

CPE External links

https://security.archlinux.org/advisory/ASA-202107-49

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.



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