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CVE-2021-38166

Status Candidate

Overview

In kernel/bpf/hashtab.c in the Linux kernel through 5.13.8, there is an integer overflow and out-of-bounds write when many elements are placed in a single bucket. NOTE: exploitation might be impractical without the CAP_SYS_ADMIN capability.

Related Files

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5115-1
Posted Oct 21, 2021
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 5115-1 - It was discovered that a race condition existed in the Atheros Ath9k WiFi driver in the Linux kernel. An attacker could possibly use this to expose sensitive information. Ofek Kirzner, Adam Morrison, Benedict Schlueter, and Piotr Krysiuk discovered that the BPF verifier in the Linux kernel missed possible mispredicted branches due to type confusion, allowing a side-channel attack. An attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, kernel
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2020-3702, CVE-2021-33624, CVE-2021-34556, CVE-2021-35477, CVE-2021-3679, CVE-2021-37159, CVE-2021-3732, CVE-2021-3739, CVE-2021-3743, CVE-2021-3753, CVE-2021-3759, CVE-2021-38166, CVE-2021-38204, CVE-2021-38205, CVE-2021-40490, CVE-2021-42008
SHA-256 | 123e5f4aa3de879d935abfb080a9134445af106fa262a01d71265623b346525a
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5113-1
Posted Oct 20, 2021
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 5113-1 - It was discovered that a race condition existed in the Atheros Ath9k WiFi driver in the Linux kernel. An attacker could possibly use this to expose sensitive information. Alois Wohlschlager discovered that the overlay file system in the Linux kernel did not restrict private clones in some situations. An attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. It was discovered that the btrfs file system in the Linux kernel did not properly handle removing a non-existent device id. An attacker with CAP_SYS_ADMIN could use this to cause a denial of service. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2020-3702, CVE-2021-3732, CVE-2021-3739, CVE-2021-3743, CVE-2021-3753, CVE-2021-38166, CVE-2021-40490, CVE-2021-42008
SHA-256 | 5b77b651661b26b5ddee110193bf60874290434159ecf99d6501028d96ace712
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5096-1
Posted Sep 30, 2021
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 5096-1 - Valentina Palmiotti discovered that the io_uring subsystem in the Linux kernel could be coerced to free adjacent memory. A local attacker could use this to execute arbitrary code. Benedict Schlueter discovered that the BPF subsystem in the Linux kernel did not properly protect against Speculative Store Bypass side- channel attacks in some situations. A local attacker could possibly use this to expose sensitive information. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, arbitrary, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2021-34556, CVE-2021-35477, CVE-2021-3612, CVE-2021-3679, CVE-2021-37159, CVE-2021-3732, CVE-2021-38160, CVE-2021-38166, CVE-2021-38199, CVE-2021-38201, CVE-2021-38202, CVE-2021-38203, CVE-2021-38204, CVE-2021-38205, CVE-2021-40490, CVE-2021-41073
SHA-256 | 98f615f379d8346abea7dc65ffd543f999a46dbda2ec8a72bcaac4dbaea40126
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