CVE-2021-4023

Description

A flaw was found in the io-workqueue implementation in the Linux kernel versions prior to 5.15-rc1. The kernel can panic when an improper cancellation operation triggers the submission of new io-uring operations during a shortage of free space. This flaw allows a local user with permissions to execute io-uring requests to possibly crash the system.

References

Issue TrackingPatchThird Party Advisory

CvssV3 impact

BaseSeverity

MEDIUM

ConfidentialityImpact

NONE

AttackComplexity

LOW

Scope

UNCHANGED

AttackVector

LOCAL

AvailabilityImpact

HIGH

IntegrityImpact

NONE

PrivilegesRequired

LOW

BaseScore

5.5

VectorString

CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Version

3.1

UserInteraction

NONE

CvssV2 impact

AccessComplexity

LOW

ConfidentialityImpact

NONE

AvailabilityImpact

COMPLETE

IntegrityImpact

NONE

BaseScore

4.9

VectorString

AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Version

2.0

AccessVector

LOCAL

Authentication

NONE