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zdiBilly Jheng Bing-Jhong (@st424204) of STAR LabsZDI-21-589
HistoryMay 13, 2021 - 12:00 a.m.

(Pwn2Own) Canonical Ubuntu io_uring Integer Overflow Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

2021-05-1300:00:00
Billy Jheng Bing-Jhong (@st424204) of STAR Labs
www.zerodayinitiative.com
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8.8 High

CVSS3

Attack Vector

LOCAL

Attack Complexity

LOW

Privileges Required

LOW

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

CHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

HIGH

Integrity Impact

HIGH

Availability Impact

HIGH

CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

7.2 High

CVSS2

Access Vector

LOCAL

Access Complexity

LOW

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

COMPLETE

Integrity Impact

COMPLETE

Availability Impact

COMPLETE

AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

0.001 Low

EPSS

Percentile

21.5%

This vulnerability allows local attackers to escalate privileges on affected installations of Canonical Ubuntu. An attacker must first obtain the ability to execute low-privileged code on the target system in order to exploit this vulnerability. The specific flaw exists within the handling of buffers in io_uring. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of user-supplied data, which can result in an integer overflow before accessing memory. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to escalate privileges and execute arbitrary code in the context of the kernel.

8.8 High

CVSS3

Attack Vector

LOCAL

Attack Complexity

LOW

Privileges Required

LOW

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

CHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

HIGH

Integrity Impact

HIGH

Availability Impact

HIGH

CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

7.2 High

CVSS2

Access Vector

LOCAL

Access Complexity

LOW

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

COMPLETE

Integrity Impact

COMPLETE

Availability Impact

COMPLETE

AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

0.001 Low

EPSS

Percentile

21.5%