FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-21:09.accept_filter
6 April, 2021 by firstname.lastname@example.org | freebsd
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA512 ============================================================================= FreeBSD-SA-21:09.accept_filter Security Advisory The FreeBSD Project Topic: double free in accept_filter(9) socket configuration interface Category: core Module: accept_filter Announced: 2021-04-06 Credits: Alexey Kulaev Affects: FreeBSD 12.2 and later. Corrected: 2021-03-28 00:24:15 UTC (stable/13, 13.0-STABLE) 2021-03-28 15:03:37 UTC (releng/13.0, 13.0-RC4) 2021-03-28 00:26:49 UTC (stable/12, 12.2-STABLE) 2021-04-06 19:21:21 UTC (releng/12.2, 12.2-RELEASE-p6) CVE Name: CVE-2021-29627 For general information regarding FreeBSD Security Advisories, including descriptions of the fields above, security branches, and the following sections, please visit <URL:https://security.FreeBSD.org/>. I. Background FreeBSD features an accept_filter(9) mechanism which allows an application to request that the kernel pre-process incoming connections. For example, the accf_http(9) accept filter prevents accept(2) from returning until a full HTTP request has been buffered. No accept filters are enabled by default. A system administrator must either compile the FreeBSD kernel with a particular accept filter option (such as ACCEPT_FILTER_HTTP) or load the filter using kldload(8) in order to utilize accept filters. II. Problem Description An unprivileged process can configure an accept filter on a listening socket. This is done using the setsockopt(2) system call. The process supplies the name of the accept filter which is to be attached to the socket, as well as a string containing filter-specific information. If the filter implements the accf_create callback, the socket option handler attempts to preserve the process-supplied argument string. A bug in the socket option handler caused this string to be freed prematurely, leaving a dangling pointer. Additional operations on the socket can turn this into a double free or a use-after-free. III. Impact The bug may be exploited to trigger local privilege escalation or kernel memory disclosure. IV. Workaround Systems not using accept filters, or using only the accept filters included with the FreeBSD base system (accf_data(9), accf_dns(9), and accf_http(9)) are unaffected. Note that no accept filters are loaded in the kernel by default. Systems using a third-party accept filter module are affected if the module defines an accf_create callback. In this case, the only workaround is to ensure that the module is not loaded into the kernel. V. Solution Upgrade your vulnerable system to a supported FreeBSD stable or release / security branch (releng) dated after the correction date and reboot. Perform one of the following: 1) To update your vulnerable system via a binary patch: Systems running a RELEASE version of FreeBSD on the amd64, i386, or (on FreeBSD 13 and later) arm64 platforms can be updated via the freebsd-update(8) utility: # freebsd-update fetch # freebsd-update install # shutdown -r +10min "Rebooting for a security update" 2) To update your vulnerable system via a source code patch: The following patches have been verified to apply to the applicable FreeBSD release branches. a) Download the relevant patch from the location below, and verify the detached PGP signature using your PGP utility. # fetch https://security.FreeBSD.org/patches/SA-21:09/accept_filter.patch # fetch https://security.FreeBSD.org/patches/SA-21:09/accept_filter.patch.asc # gpg --verify accept_filter.patch.asc b) Apply the patch. Execute the following commands as root: # cd /usr/src # patch < /path/to/patch c) Recompile your kernel as described in <URL:https://www.FreeBSD.org/handbook/kernelconfig.html> and reboot the system. VI. Correction details The following list contains the correction revision numbers for each affected branch. Branch/path Hash Revision - ------------------------------------------------------------------------- stable/13/ c7d10e7ec872 stable/13-n245050 releng/13.0/ af6611e5adc6 releng/13.0-n244711 stable/12/ r369525 releng/12.2/ r369553 - ------------------------------------------------------------------------- For FreeBSD 13 and later: Run the following command to see which files were modified by a particular commit: # git show --stat <commit hash> Or visit the following URL, replacing HHHHHH with the hash: <URL:https://cgit.freebsd.org/src/commit/?id=HHHHHH> To determine the commit count in a working tree (for comparison against nNNNNNN in the table above), run: # git rev-list --count --first-parent HEAD For FreeBSD 12 and earlier: Run the following command to see which files were modified by a particular revision, replacing NNNNNN with the revision number: # svn diff -cNNNNNN --summarize svn://svn.freebsd.org/base Or visit the following URL, replacing NNNNNN with the revision number: <URL:https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=NNNNNN> VII. References <other info on vulnerability> <URL:https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2021-29627> The latest revision of this advisory is available at <URL:https://security.FreeBSD.org/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-21:09.accept_filter.asc> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- iQIzBAEBCgAdFiEE/A6HiuWv54gCjWNV05eS9J6n5cIFAmBsveMACgkQ05eS9J6n 5cIfkA//bD0wm/rhdTUkyCeKhDCocFC/elfC+g7FsiG/eNJFh0mAiuTrC9Ja9+TN QU4xjZPx0kN6PxAgEzCqH2NgSL+MwW60ApxlH/kVhcFU/tOrUxmuFg8u9bk6/gU3 xRcpHzT5M4iFzrdyimbc9UvKHZet1Hh7CkIQwQZWvdrJYL3p+lODe3DpS9OUXcaJ S6eHGzMlTKQsV5m3vGEefRP1ByDNOT4w3q+w6s0K381ck8Y+k1SLQLLDZJuNR752 ixZdUg/oE82PIosoH8SXP8bHklRcHFsa6DmTLYGxxpKh9l++CyiytiQThUIlClfY 2KOKh1Y4ND5FU001g98OdikgfRJhf9mQIk4ytNyBjey3c/aBFtcJHzydrV5uPg4u SPvk59SEiRVZswQkR+kpXD8Maa7jkRTe6qbBhQ5+CiXEO/FWF108OVULn0saDycp NtGNa6Htichm+RWPeHnbCo5OwSW0wDHKUB2yP/EcCOkJtBPOBpL8r3iJSnk5ZsrH mTQeQzSrbzeD/pMOiEor6AIKjJoII2rWIT6v2RaofY5vb30kQl56/m7nrN1bm6n1 aatAsvJvFIaE6LVKkCpIkKaHEEmgOpf5/p4n2xia8i6xUc1BN14nq0xEaqGskesS bAe1TJZJnc6hHvdJVhuLxdT1CSStG56BrkJd2RtCAenwatJaRzQ=UfpF -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list https://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-announce To unsubscribe, send any mail to "firstname.lastname@example.org"