Bug 2196759 (CVE-2023-2236) - CVE-2023-2236 kernel: use-after-free in io_uring/filetable in io_install_fixed_file
Summary: CVE-2023-2236 kernel: use-after-free in io_uring/filetable in io_install_fixe...
Status: NEW
Alias: CVE-2023-2236
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nobody
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Depends On: 2068237 2210986 2210987
Blocks: 2192393
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2023-05-10 06:58 UTC by Rohit Keshri
Modified: 2023-11-01 15:57 UTC (History)
44 users (show)

Fixed In Version: Kernel 6.1-rc7
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A use-after-free vulnerability was found in io_install_fixed_file in io_uring/filetable.c in the Linux Kernel’s io_uring subsystem. This flaw allows an attacker to achieve local privilege escalation.
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Last Closed: 2023-05-31 19:15:58 UTC

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Description Rohit Keshri 2023-05-10 06:58:12 UTC
A use-after-free vulnerability in the Linux Kernel io_uring subsystem can be exploited to achieve local privilege escalation.

Both io_install_fixed_file and its callers call fput in a file in case of an error, causing a reference underflow which leads to a use-after-free vulnerability.

We recommend upgrading past commit 9d94c04c0db024922e886c9fd429659f22f48ea4.


Comment 2 Rohit Keshri 2023-05-10 07:29:05 UTC
There was no shipped kernel version were seen affected with this problem. These files are not built in our source code.

Comment 5 Product Security DevOps Team 2023-05-10 12:44:23 UTC
This bug is now closed. Further updates for individual products will be reflected on the CVE page(s):


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