Bug 2041547 (CVE-2022-0264) - CVE-2022-0264 kernel: address leakage in BPF atomic fetch
Summary: CVE-2022-0264 kernel: address leakage in BPF atomic fetch
Status: NEW
Alias: CVE-2022-0264
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nobody
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Depends On: 2041548 2046633 2046634 2046636 2046637
Blocks: 2039885
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2022-01-17 16:51 UTC by Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz
Modified: 2023-11-16 07:49 UTC (History)
41 users (show)

Fixed In Version: kernel 5.16-rc6
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A vulnerability was found in the Linux kernel's eBPF verifier when handling internal data structures. Internal memory locations could be returned to userspace. A local attacker with the permissions to insert eBPF code to the kernel can use this to leak internal kernel memory details defeating some of the exploit mitigations in place for the kernel.
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Description Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz 2022-01-17 16:51:37 UTC
A flaw was found in the Linux kernel. There is an address leakage in BPF atomic fetch.  This allows a local user with the ability to insert EBPF rules to be able to gather additional information for further attacks on the kernel.

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Comment 1 Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz 2022-01-17 16:52:58 UTC
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 2041548]

Comment 2 Justin M. Forbes 2022-01-17 22:18:10 UTC
This was fixed for Fedora with the 5.15.11 stable kernel updates.

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