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Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2022 10:56:19 -0600
From: Tabitha Sable <>
Subject: CVE-2022-0492: Linux kernel cgroups v1 missing capabilities check
 when setting release_agent

Hello all,

It has been discovered that under certain circumstances, the Linux kernel’s
cgroups v1 release_agent feature can be used to escalate privilege and
bypass namespace isolation unexpectedly.

CVE-2022-0492 has been assigned to this issue, which is corrected by
requiring CAP_SYS_ADMIN in the initial user namespace when setting
release_agent. This has been included upstream in commit
24f6008564183aa120d07c03d9289519c2fe02af. (

Thank you to Yiqi Sun and Kevin Wang of Huawei Security Team for disclosing
their work that led to this fix.


Tabitha Sable

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