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SUSE: CVE-2024-26960: SUSE Linux Security Advisory

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
05/01/2024
Created
05/15/2024
Added
05/15/2024
Modified
05/16/2024

Description

In the Linux kernel, the following vulnerability has been resolved: mm: swap: fix race between free_swap_and_cache() and swapoff() There was previously a theoretical window where swapoff() could run and teardown a swap_info_struct while a call to free_swap_and_cache() was running in another thread. This could cause, amongst other bad possibilities, swap_page_trans_huge_swapped() (called by free_swap_and_cache()) to access the freed memory for swap_map. This is a theoretical problem and I haven't been able to provoke it from a test case. But there has been agreement based on code review that this is possible (see link below). Fix it by using get_swap_device()/put_swap_device(), which will stall swapoff(). There was an extra check in _swap_info_get() to confirm that the swap entry was not free. This isn't present in get_swap_device() because it doesn't make sense in general due to the race between getting the reference and swapoff. So I've added an equivalent check directly in free_swap_and_cache(). Details of how to provoke one possible issue (thanks to David Hildenbrand for deriving this): --8<----- __swap_entry_free() might be the last user and result in "count == SWAP_HAS_CACHE". swapoff->try_to_unuse() will stop as soon as soon as si->inuse_pages==0. So the question is: could someone reclaim the folio and turn si->inuse_pages==0, before we completed swap_page_trans_huge_swapped(). Imagine the following: 2 MiB folio in the swapcache. Only 2 subpages are still references by swap entries. Process 1 still references subpage 0 via swap entry. Process 2 still references subpage 1 via swap entry. Process 1 quits. Calls free_swap_and_cache(). -> count == SWAP_HAS_CACHE [then, preempted in the hypervisor etc.] Process 2 quits. Calls free_swap_and_cache(). -> count == SWAP_HAS_CACHE Process 2 goes ahead, passes swap_page_trans_huge_swapped(), and calls __try_to_reclaim_swap(). __try_to_reclaim_swap()->folio_free_swap()->delete_from_swap_cache()-> put_swap_folio()->free_swap_slot()->swapcache_free_entries()-> swap_entry_free()->swap_range_free()-> ... WRITE_ONCE(si->inuse_pages, si->inuse_pages - nr_entries); What stops swapoff to succeed after process 2 reclaimed the swap cache but before process1 finished its call to swap_page_trans_huge_swapped()? --8<-----

Solution(s)

  • suse-upgrade-cluster-md-kmp-64kb
  • suse-upgrade-cluster-md-kmp-azure
  • suse-upgrade-cluster-md-kmp-default
  • suse-upgrade-cluster-md-kmp-rt
  • suse-upgrade-dlm-kmp-64kb
  • suse-upgrade-dlm-kmp-azure
  • suse-upgrade-dlm-kmp-default
  • suse-upgrade-dlm-kmp-rt
  • suse-upgrade-dtb-allwinner
  • suse-upgrade-dtb-altera
  • suse-upgrade-dtb-amazon
  • suse-upgrade-dtb-amd
  • suse-upgrade-dtb-amlogic
  • suse-upgrade-dtb-apm
  • suse-upgrade-dtb-apple
  • suse-upgrade-dtb-arm
  • suse-upgrade-dtb-broadcom
  • suse-upgrade-dtb-cavium
  • suse-upgrade-dtb-exynos
  • suse-upgrade-dtb-freescale
  • suse-upgrade-dtb-hisilicon
  • suse-upgrade-dtb-lg
  • suse-upgrade-dtb-marvell
  • suse-upgrade-dtb-mediatek
  • suse-upgrade-dtb-nvidia
  • suse-upgrade-dtb-qcom
  • suse-upgrade-dtb-renesas
  • suse-upgrade-dtb-rockchip
  • suse-upgrade-dtb-socionext
  • suse-upgrade-dtb-sprd
  • suse-upgrade-dtb-xilinx
  • suse-upgrade-gfs2-kmp-64kb
  • suse-upgrade-gfs2-kmp-azure
  • suse-upgrade-gfs2-kmp-default
  • suse-upgrade-gfs2-kmp-rt
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-64kb
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-64kb-devel
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-64kb-extra
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-64kb-livepatch-devel
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-64kb-optional
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-azure
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-azure-devel
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-azure-extra
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-azure-livepatch-devel
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-azure-optional
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-azure-vdso
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-debug
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-debug-devel
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-debug-livepatch-devel
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-debug-vdso
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-default
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-default-base
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-default-base-rebuild
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-default-devel
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-default-extra
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-default-livepatch
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-default-livepatch-devel
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-default-optional
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-default-vdso
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-devel
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-devel-azure
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-devel-rt
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-docs
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-docs-html
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-kvmsmall
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-kvmsmall-devel
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-kvmsmall-livepatch-devel
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-kvmsmall-vdso
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-macros
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-obs-build
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-obs-qa
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-rt
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-rt-devel
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-rt-extra
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-rt-livepatch
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-rt-livepatch-devel
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-rt-optional
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-rt-vdso
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-rt_debug
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-rt_debug-devel
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-rt_debug-livepatch-devel
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-rt_debug-vdso
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-source
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-source-azure
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-source-rt
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-source-vanilla
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-syms
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-syms-azure
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-syms-rt
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-zfcpdump
  • suse-upgrade-kselftests-kmp-64kb
  • suse-upgrade-kselftests-kmp-azure
  • suse-upgrade-kselftests-kmp-default
  • suse-upgrade-kselftests-kmp-rt
  • suse-upgrade-ocfs2-kmp-64kb
  • suse-upgrade-ocfs2-kmp-azure
  • suse-upgrade-ocfs2-kmp-default
  • suse-upgrade-ocfs2-kmp-rt
  • suse-upgrade-reiserfs-kmp-64kb
  • suse-upgrade-reiserfs-kmp-azure
  • suse-upgrade-reiserfs-kmp-default
  • suse-upgrade-reiserfs-kmp-rt

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