Disclosure Date 2021/01/03

CVE-2021-20226

Linux Kernel io_uring Use-After-Free Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

Linux Kernelのio_uringにおけるUse After Freeによる権限昇格

Affected-Versions

Linux kernel 5.6 to 5.10.1

Description

This vulnerability allows local attackers to escalate privileges on affected installations of Linux Kernel. An attacker must first obtain the ability to execute low-privileged code on the target system in order to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the handling of file descriptors in io_uring. The issue results from the lack of validating the existence of an object prior to performing operations on the object. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to escalate privileges and execute code in the context of the kernel. https://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-21-001/

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