Bug 1992815 (CVE-2021-38209) - CVE-2021-38209 kernel: net/netfilter/nf_conntrack_standalone.c allows observation of changes in any net namespace because these changes are leaked into all other net namespaces
Summary: CVE-2021-38209 kernel: net/netfilter/nf_conntrack_standalone.c allows observa...
Alias: CVE-2021-38209
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1992817 Red Hat1994243
Blocks: Embargoed1992818
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Reported: 2021-08-11 18:53 UTC by Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz
Modified: 2022-04-17 21:33 UTC (History)
43 users (show)

Fixed In Version: kernel 5.13-rc1
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A flaw was found in the Linux kernel. Observation of changes in any net namespace is possible due to these changes being leaked into all other net namespaces. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to data confidentiality.
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Last Closed: 2021-11-08 02:29:26 UTC

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Description Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz 2021-08-11 18:53:53 UTC
The network connection tracking implementation in netfilter module of the Linux kernel allows observation of changes of sysctl settingsin any net namespace as these changes are leaked into all other net namespaces. This is related to the NF_SYSCTL_CT_MAX, NF_SYSCTL_CT_EXPECT_MAX, and NF_SYSCTL_CT_BUCKETS sysctls.

Reference and upstream patch:

Comment 1 Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz 2021-08-11 18:54:30 UTC
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1992817]

Comment 2 Justin M. Forbes 2021-08-12 13:36:08 UTC
This was fixed for Fedora with the 5.11.19 stable kernel updates.

Comment 8 juneau 2021-08-17 12:01:02 UTC
Marking Hosted OCP and Other Services 'notaffected' per kernel analysis.

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