CVE-2024-39362 – In the Linux kernel, the following vulnerability h

CVE ID : CVE-2024-39362

Published : June 25, 2024, 3:15 p.m. | 1 hour, 5 minutes ago

Description : In the Linux kernel, the following vulnerability has been resolved:

i2c: acpi: Unbind mux adapters before delete

There is an issue with ACPI overlay table removal specifically related
to I2C multiplexers.

Consider an ACPI SSDT Overlay that defines a PCA9548 I2C mux on an
existing I2C bus. When this table is loaded we see the creation of a
device for the overall PCA9548 chip and 8 further devices – one
i2c_adapter each for the mux channels. These are all bound to their
ACPI equivalents via an eventual invocation of acpi_bind_one().

When we unload the SSDT overlay we run into the problem. The ACPI
devices are deleted as normal via acpi_device_del_work_fn() and the
acpi_device_del_list.

However, the following warning and stack trace is output as the
deletion does not go smoothly:
————[ cut here ]————
kernfs: can not remove ‘physical_node’, no directory
WARNING: CPU: 1 PID: 11 at fs/kernfs/dir.c:1674 kernfs_remove_by_name_ns+0xb9/0xc0
Modules linked in:
CPU: 1 PID: 11 Comm: kworker/u128:0 Not tainted 6.8.0-rc6+ #1
Hardware name: congatec AG conga-B7E3/conga-B7E3, BIOS 5.13 05/16/2023
Workqueue: kacpi_hotplug acpi_device_del_work_fn
RIP: 0010:kernfs_remove_by_name_ns+0xb9/0xc0
Code: e4 00 48 89 ef e8 07 71 db ff 5b b8 fe ff ff ff 5d 41 5c 41 5d e9 a7 55 e4 00 0f 0b eb a6 48 c7 c7 f0 38 0d 9d e8 97 0a d5 ff 0b eb dc 0f 1f 00 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90
RSP: 0018:ffff9f864008fb28 EFLAGS: 00010286
RAX: 0000000000000000 RBX: ffff8ef90a8d4940 RCX: 0000000000000000
RDX: ffff8f000e267d10 RSI: ffff8f000e25c780 RDI: ffff8f000e25c780
RBP: ffff8ef9186f9870 R08: 0000000000013ffb R09: 00000000ffffbfff
R10: 00000000ffffbfff R11: ffff8f000e0a0000 R12: ffff9f864008fb50
R13: ffff8ef90c93dd60 R14: ffff8ef9010d0958 R15: ffff8ef9186f98c8
FS: 0000000000000000(0000) GS:ffff8f000e240000(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000
CS: 0010 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 0000000080050033
CR2: 00007f48f5253a08 CR3: 00000003cb82e000 CR4: 00000000003506f0
Call Trace:

? kernfs_remove_by_name_ns+0xb9/0xc0
? __warn+0x7c/0x130
? kernfs_remove_by_name_ns+0xb9/0xc0
? report_bug+0x171/0x1a0
? handle_bug+0x3c/0x70
? exc_invalid_op+0x17/0x70
? asm_exc_invalid_op+0x1a/0x20
? kernfs_remove_by_name_ns+0xb9/0xc0
? kernfs_remove_by_name_ns+0xb9/0xc0
acpi_unbind_one+0x108/0x180
device_del+0x18b/0x490
? srso_return_thunk+0x5/0x5f
? srso_return_thunk+0x5/0x5f
device_unregister+0xd/0x30
i2c_del_adapter.part.0+0x1bf/0x250
i2c_mux_del_adapters+0xa1/0xe0
i2c_device_remove+0x1e/0x80
device_release_driver_internal+0x19a/0x200
bus_remove_device+0xbf/0x100
device_del+0x157/0x490
? __pfx_device_match_fwnode+0x10/0x10
? srso_return_thunk+0x5/0x5f
device_unregister+0xd/0x30
i2c_acpi_notify+0x10f/0x140
notifier_call_chain+0x58/0xd0
blocking_notifier_call_chain+0x3a/0x60
acpi_device_del_work_fn+0x85/0x1d0
process_one_work+0x134/0x2f0
worker_thread+0x2f0/0x410
? __pfx_worker_thread+0x10/0x10
kthread+0xe3/0x110
? __pfx_kthread+0x10/0x10
ret_from_fork+0x2f/0x50
? __pfx_kthread+0x10/0x10
ret_from_fork_asm+0x1b/0x30

—[ end trace 0000000000000000 ]—

repeated 7 more times, 1 for each channel of the mux

The issue is that the binding of the ACPI devices to their peer I2C
adapters is not correctly cleaned up. Digging deeper into the issue we
see that the deletion order is such that the ACPI devices matching the
mux channel i2c adapters are deleted first during the SSDT overlay
removal. For each of the channels we see a call to i2c_acpi_notify()
with ACPI_RECONFIG_DEVICE_REMOVE but, because these devices are not
actually i2c_clients, nothing is done for them.

Later on, after each of the mux channels has been dealt with, we come
to delete the i2c_client representing the PCA9548 device. This is the
call stack we see above, whereby the kernel cleans up the i2c_client
including destruction of the mux and its channel adapters. At this
point we do attempt to unbind from the ACPI peers but those peers
—truncated—

Severity: 0.0 | NA

Visit the link for more details, such as CVSS details, affected products, timeline, and more…CVE ID : CVE-2024-39362

Published : June 25, 2024, 3:15 p.m. | 1 hour, 5 minutes ago

Description : In the Linux kernel, the following vulnerability has been resolved:

i2c: acpi: Unbind mux adapters before delete

There is an issue with ACPI overlay table removal specifically related
to I2C multiplexers.

Consider an ACPI SSDT Overlay that defines a PCA9548 I2C mux on an
existing I2C bus. When this table is loaded we see the creation of a
device for the overall PCA9548 chip and 8 further devices – one
i2c_adapter each for the mux channels. These are all bound to their
ACPI equivalents via an eventual invocation of acpi_bind_one().

When we unload the SSDT overlay we run into the problem. The ACPI
devices are deleted as normal via acpi_device_del_work_fn() and the
acpi_device_del_list.

However, the following warning and stack trace is output as the
deletion does not go smoothly:
————[ cut here ]————
kernfs: can not remove ‘physical_node’, no directory
WARNING: CPU: 1 PID: 11 at fs/kernfs/dir.c:1674 kernfs_remove_by_name_ns+0xb9/0xc0
Modules linked in:
CPU: 1 PID: 11 Comm: kworker/u128:0 Not tainted 6.8.0-rc6+ #1
Hardware name: congatec AG conga-B7E3/conga-B7E3, BIOS 5.13 05/16/2023
Workqueue: kacpi_hotplug acpi_device_del_work_fn
RIP: 0010:kernfs_remove_by_name_ns+0xb9/0xc0
Code: e4 00 48 89 ef e8 07 71 db ff 5b b8 fe ff ff ff 5d 41 5c 41 5d e9 a7 55 e4 00 0f 0b eb a6 48 c7 c7 f0 38 0d 9d e8 97 0a d5 ff 0b eb dc 0f 1f 00 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90
RSP: 0018:ffff9f864008fb28 EFLAGS: 00010286
RAX: 0000000000000000 RBX: ffff8ef90a8d4940 RCX: 0000000000000000
RDX: ffff8f000e267d10 RSI: ffff8f000e25c780 RDI: ffff8f000e25c780
RBP: ffff8ef9186f9870 R08: 0000000000013ffb R09: 00000000ffffbfff
R10: 00000000ffffbfff R11: ffff8f000e0a0000 R12: ffff9f864008fb50
R13: ffff8ef90c93dd60 R14: ffff8ef9010d0958 R15: ffff8ef9186f98c8
FS: 0000000000000000(0000) GS:ffff8f000e240000(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000
CS: 0010 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 0000000080050033
CR2: 00007f48f5253a08 CR3: 00000003cb82e000 CR4: 00000000003506f0
Call Trace:

? kernfs_remove_by_name_ns+0xb9/0xc0
? __warn+0x7c/0x130
? kernfs_remove_by_name_ns+0xb9/0xc0
? report_bug+0x171/0x1a0
? handle_bug+0x3c/0x70
? exc_invalid_op+0x17/0x70
? asm_exc_invalid_op+0x1a/0x20
? kernfs_remove_by_name_ns+0xb9/0xc0
? kernfs_remove_by_name_ns+0xb9/0xc0
acpi_unbind_one+0x108/0x180
device_del+0x18b/0x490
? srso_return_thunk+0x5/0x5f
? srso_return_thunk+0x5/0x5f
device_unregister+0xd/0x30
i2c_del_adapter.part.0+0x1bf/0x250
i2c_mux_del_adapters+0xa1/0xe0
i2c_device_remove+0x1e/0x80
device_release_driver_internal+0x19a/0x200
bus_remove_device+0xbf/0x100
device_del+0x157/0x490
? __pfx_device_match_fwnode+0x10/0x10
? srso_return_thunk+0x5/0x5f
device_unregister+0xd/0x30
i2c_acpi_notify+0x10f/0x140
notifier_call_chain+0x58/0xd0
blocking_notifier_call_chain+0x3a/0x60
acpi_device_del_work_fn+0x85/0x1d0
process_one_work+0x134/0x2f0
worker_thread+0x2f0/0x410
? __pfx_worker_thread+0x10/0x10
kthread+0xe3/0x110
? __pfx_kthread+0x10/0x10
ret_from_fork+0x2f/0x50
? __pfx_kthread+0x10/0x10
ret_from_fork_asm+0x1b/0x30

—[ end trace 0000000000000000 ]—

repeated 7 more times, 1 for each channel of the mux

The issue is that the binding of the ACPI devices to their peer I2C
adapters is not correctly cleaned up. Digging deeper into the issue we
see that the deletion order is such that the ACPI devices matching the
mux channel i2c adapters are deleted first during the SSDT overlay
removal. For each of the channels we see a call to i2c_acpi_notify()
with ACPI_RECONFIG_DEVICE_REMOVE but, because these devices are not
actually i2c_clients, nothing is done for them.

Later on, after each of the mux channels has been dealt with, we come
to delete the i2c_client representing the PCA9548 device. This is the
call stack we see above, whereby the kernel cleans up the i2c_client
including destruction of the mux and its channel adapters. At this
point we do attempt to unbind from the ACPI peers but those peers
—truncated—

Severity: 0.0 | NA

Visit the link for more details, such as CVSS details, affected products, timeline, and more…