In the Linux kernel, the following vulnerability has been resolved: block: Fix WARNING in _copy_from_iter Syzkaller reports a warning in _copy_from_iter because an iov_iter is supposedly used in the wrong direction. The reason is that syzcaller managed to generate a request with a transfer direction of SG_DXFER_TO_FROM_DEV. This instructs the kernel to copy user buffers into the kernel, read into the copied buffers and then copy the data back to user space. Thus the iovec is used in both directions. Detect this situation in the block layer and construct a new iterator with the correct direction for the copy-in.
Published 2024-04-17 10:15:10
Updated 2024-04-17 12:48:08
Source Linux
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2024-26844

0.05%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 14 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2024-26844

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
5.5
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
N/A
N/A
RedHat-CVE-2024-26844 2024-04-17

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