Public on 2023-09-06
Modified on 2024-01-12
A use-after-free vulnerability in the Linux kernel's af_unix component can be exploited to achieve local privilege escalation.

The unix_stream_sendpage() function tries to add data to the last skb in the peer's recv queue without locking the queue. Thus there is a race where unix_stream_sendpage() could access an skb locklessly that is being released by garbage collection, resulting in use-after-free.

We recommend upgrading past commit 790c2f9d15b594350ae9bca7b236f2b1859de02c.
Important severity
CVSS v3 Base Score
See breakdown

Affected Packages

Platform Package Release Date Advisory Status
Amazon Linux 1 kernel 2023-09-27 ALAS-2023-1838 Fixed
Amazon Linux 2 - Core kernel 2023-09-27 ALAS2-2023-2264 Fixed
Amazon Linux 2 - Kernel-5.10 Extra kernel 2023-08-31 ALAS2KERNEL-5.10-2023-039 Fixed
Amazon Linux 2 - Kernel-5.15 Extra kernel 2023-08-31 ALAS2KERNEL-5.15-2023-026 Fixed
Amazon Linux 2 - Kernel-5.4 Extra kernel 2023-09-27 ALAS2KERNEL-5.4-2023-053 Fixed
Amazon Linux 2023 kernel 2023-08-31 ALAS2023-2023-330 Fixed
Amazon Linux 2 - Livepatch Extra kernel-livepatch-4.14.320-243.544 2023-10-31 ALAS2LIVEPATCH-2023-154 Fixed
Amazon Linux 2 - Livepatch Extra kernel-livepatch-4.14.322-244.536 2023-10-31 ALAS2LIVEPATCH-2023-152 Fixed
Amazon Linux 2 - Livepatch Extra kernel-livepatch-4.14.322-244.539 2023-10-31 ALAS2LIVEPATCH-2023-153 Fixed
Amazon Linux 2 - Livepatch Extra kernel-livepatch-4.14.322-246.539 2023-10-31 ALAS2LIVEPATCH-2023-151 Fixed
Amazon Linux 2 - Livepatch Extra kernel-livepatch-5.10.186-179.751 2023-10-31 ALAS2LIVEPATCH-2023-155 Fixed

CVSS Scores

Score Type Score Vector
Amazon Linux CVSSv3 7.8 CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H