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CVE-2021-47527

serial: core: fix transmit-buffer reset and memleak

Reserved:2024-05-24
Published:2024-05-24
Updated:2024-06-10

Description

In the Linux kernel, the following vulnerability has been resolved: serial: core: fix transmit-buffer reset and memleak Commit 761ed4a94582 ("tty: serial_core: convert uart_close to use tty_port_close") converted serial core to use tty_port_close() but failed to notice that the transmit buffer still needs to be freed on final close. Not freeing the transmit buffer means that the buffer is no longer cleared on next open so that any ioctl() waiting for the buffer to drain might wait indefinitely (e.g. on termios changes) or that stale data can end up being transmitted in case tx is restarted. Furthermore, the buffer of any port that has been opened would leak on driver unbind. Note that the port lock is held when clearing the buffer pointer due to the ldisc race worked around by commit a5ba1d95e46e ("uart: fix race between uart_put_char() and uart_shutdown()"). Also note that the tty-port shutdown() callback is not called for console ports so it is not strictly necessary to free the buffer page after releasing the lock (cf. d72402145ace ("tty/serial: do not free trasnmit buffer page under port lock")).

Product status

Default status
unaffected

761ed4a94582 before 011f6c92b5bf
affected

761ed4a94582 before e74d9663fd57
affected

761ed4a94582 before 1179b168fa3f
affected

761ed4a94582 before c5da8aa44105
affected

761ed4a94582 before e1722acf4f0d
affected

761ed4a94582 before 64e491c1634b
affected

761ed4a94582 before 00de977f9e0a
affected

Default status
affected

4.9
affected

Any version before 4.9
unaffected

4.9.292
unaffected

4.14.257
unaffected

4.19.220
unaffected

5.4.164
unaffected

5.10.84
unaffected

5.15.7
unaffected

5.16
unaffected

References

https://git.kernel.org/stable/c/011f6c92b5bf6e1fbfdedc8b5232f64c1c493206

https://git.kernel.org/stable/c/e74d9663fd57640fc3394abb5c76fa95b9cc2f2e

https://git.kernel.org/stable/c/1179b168fa3f3a6aae3bd140000455a0e58457db

https://git.kernel.org/stable/c/c5da8aa441053958594f94254592bb41264bdfbf

https://git.kernel.org/stable/c/e1722acf4f0d4d67b60f57e08ce16f8b66cd4b8f

https://git.kernel.org/stable/c/64e491c1634b73d3bddc081d08620bdc92ab2c12

https://git.kernel.org/stable/c/00de977f9e0aa9760d9a79d1e41ff780f74e3424

cve.org CVE-2021-47527

nvd.nist.gov CVE-2021-47527

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