Bug 1992276 (CVE-2021-38200) - CVE-2021-38200 kernel: arch/powerpc/perf/core-book3s.c allows local users to cause a DoS via a perf record command
Summary: CVE-2021-38200 kernel: arch/powerpc/perf/core-book3s.c allows local users to ...
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Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Alias: CVE-2021-38200
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: 1992277 1992454
Blocks: 1992278
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2021-08-10 20:34 UTC by Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz
Modified: 2022-04-18 02:56 UTC (History)
42 users (show)

Fixed In Version: kernel 5.13-rc7
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A flaw was found in the Linux kernel on the powerpc architecture, where a local user can cause a denial of service and panic the system when issuing the 'perf record' command. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to system availability.
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Last Closed: 2022-04-18 02:56:55 UTC


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Description Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz 2021-08-10 20:34:18 UTC
A flaw in the Linux kernel on powerpc-systems can allow a local user to cause a denial of service and panic the system when issuing the 'perf record' command.

Any of the following conditions must be met to be capable to abuse this flaw:

- The root user is issuing the command
- The process issuing the 'perf record' has CAP_PERFMON, CAP_SYS_PTRACE or CAP_SYS_ADMIN
- The kernel sysctl kernel.perf_event_paranoid = -1 is set.


Reference and upstream patch:
https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=60b7ed54a41b550d50caf7f2418db4a7e75b5bdc

Comment 1 Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz 2021-08-10 20:35:01 UTC
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1992277]

Comment 4 Justin M. Forbes 2021-08-11 21:34:42 UTC
This was fixed for Fedora with the 5.12.13 stable kernel updates.

Comment 9 Product Security DevOps Team 2022-04-18 02:56:51 UTC
This bug is now closed. Further updates for individual products will be reflected on the CVE page(s):

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2021-38200


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