Bug 2120175 (CVE-2022-2938)

Summary: CVE-2022-2938 kernel: use-after-free when psi trigger is destroyed while being polled
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Wade Mealing <wmealing>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact:
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Priority: medium    
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Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Fixed In Version: kernel 5.17 Doc Type: If docs needed, set a value
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A flaw was found in the Linux kernel’s implementation of Pressure Stall Information. While the feature is disabled by default, it could allow an attacker to crash the system or have other memory-corruption side effects.
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Last Closed: 2022-12-04 06:33:13 UTC Type: ---
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Bug Depends On: 2046396, 2120199, 2120456, 2120457    
Bug Blocks: 2069818, 2120313    

Description Wade Mealing 2022-08-22 04:08:20 UTC
A flaw was found in the Linux kernels pressure stall information subsystem. An local attacker able to register a PSI trigger and wait using the poll() call can create a use-after-free issue and possibly cause other unknown side-affects in kernel space.

The pressure stall subsystem is built with CONFIG_PSI_DEFAULT_DISABLED, which means it needs to be explicityl enabled with a kernel boot time parameter of 'psi=1'.   Without this parameter the system is not affected.


Comment 1 Wade Mealing 2022-08-22 07:02:27 UTC
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 2120199]

Comment 4 Justin M. Forbes 2022-08-22 21:02:34 UTC
This was fixed for Fedora with the 5.15.19 stable kernel updates.

Comment 11 errata-xmlrpc 2022-11-08 09:10:33 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

Via RHSA-2022:7444 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2022:7444

Comment 12 errata-xmlrpc 2022-11-08 10:10:24 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

Via RHSA-2022:7683 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2022:7683

Comment 13 Product Security DevOps Team 2022-12-04 06:33:10 UTC
This bug is now closed. Further updates for individual products will be reflected on the CVE page(s):


Comment 17 errata-xmlrpc 2024-03-06 12:36:25 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.6 Extended Update Support

Via RHSA-2024:1188 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2024:1188