Bug 1989212 (CVE-2021-34556) - CVE-2021-34556 kernel: BPF program can obtain sensitive information from kernel memory via a speculative store bypass side-channel attack because of the possibility of uninitialized memory locations on the BPF stack
Summary: CVE-2021-34556 kernel: BPF program can obtain sensitive information from kern...
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Status: NEW
Alias: CVE-2021-34556
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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medium
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Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1989213 1990228 1990229 1990755
Blocks: 1989214
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2021-08-02 16:39 UTC by Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz
Modified: 2021-09-21 13:39 UTC (History)
45 users (show)

Fixed In Version: kernel 5.14-rc4
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A flaw was found in the Linux kernel, where a BPF program can obtain sensitive information from kernel memory via a Speculative Store Bypass side-channel attack. This issue occurs when the protection mechanism neglects the possibility of uninitialized memory locations on the BPF stack. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to confidentiality.
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Description Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz 2021-08-02 16:39:52 UTC
In the Linux kernel an privileged BPF program can obtain sensitive information from kernel memory via a Speculative Store Bypass side-channel attack because the protection mechanism neglects the possibility of uninitialized memory locations on the BPF stack.

References:
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2021/08/01/3
https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/patch/?id=f5e81d1117501546b7be050c5fbafa6efd2c722c
https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/patch/?id=2039f26f3aca5b0e419b98f65dd36481337b86ee

Comment 1 Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz 2021-08-02 16:40:36 UTC
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1989213]

Comment 7 juneau 2021-08-09 19:17:27 UTC
Marking OCP v3-based services affected/ooss, v4 and quay-io affected/delegated.


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