Bug 2127424 (CVE-2022-40307) - CVE-2022-40307 kernel: use-after-free in efi_capsule_write in capsule-loader.c
Summary: CVE-2022-40307 kernel: use-after-free in efi_capsule_write in capsule-loader.c
Alias: CVE-2022-40307
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: 2127425
Blocks: 2125606
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2022-09-16 09:52 UTC by Mauro Matteo Cascella
Modified: 2022-11-27 13:25 UTC (History)
51 users (show)

Fixed In Version: kernel 6.0-rc5
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A race condition in the Linux kernel's EFI capsule loader driver was found in the way it handled write and flush operations on the device node of the EFI capsule. A local user could potentially use this flaw to crash the system.
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Last Closed: 2022-11-27 13:25:28 UTC

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Description Mauro Matteo Cascella 2022-09-16 09:52:30 UTC
A race condition may occur if the user calls close() on another thread during a write() operation on the device node of the efi capsule. This is a race condition that occurs between the efi_capsule_write() and efi_capsule_flush() functions of efi_capsule_fops, which ultimately results in UAF.

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Comment 1 Mauro Matteo Cascella 2022-09-16 09:52:58 UTC
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 2127425]

Comment 4 Justin M. Forbes 2022-09-20 14:18:38 UTC
This was fixed for Fedora with the 5.19.9 stable kernel updates.

Comment 5 Product Security DevOps Team 2022-11-27 13:25:24 UTC
This bug is now closed. Further updates for individual products will be reflected on the CVE page(s):


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