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Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2024 16:06:54 +0200
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: New Linux LPE via GSMIOC_SETCONF_DLCI?

On Thu, Apr 11, 2024 at 10:32:59AM +0200, Dr. Christopher Kunz wrote:
> on a freshly installed and fully updated default Debian 12 VM (from the 
> current netinst iso), the first two exploits yield different results.
> >PoC and writeup are here: 
> >
> This, let's call it "Yurii's version", works as advertised:
> $ ./ExploitGSM debian
> kallsyms restricted, begin retvial kallsyms table
> detected kernel path-> /boot/vmlinuz-6.1.0-18-amd64
> detected compressed format -> xz
> Uncompressed kernel size -> 65902908
> successfully taken kernel!
> begin try leak startup_xen!
> startup_xen leaked address  -> ffffffff8c86f1c0
> text leaked address         -> ffffffff8a800000
> lockdep_map_size     -> 32
> spinlock_t_size      -> 4
> mutex_size           -> 32
> gsm_mux_event_offset -> 56
> Let go thread
> We get root, spawn shell
> root@...ianexploitgsm:/root# id
> uid=0(root) gid=0(root) groups=0(root)

There are two exploits in Yurii's repo above, according to Yurii for two
different bugs.  The above is one of them.  Perhaps also try the other?

> With regards to Yurii's PoC, I'd say that this can indeed be classified 
> as a working 0day LPE in the default configuration.
> We don't have a CVE for this yet, do we?

I don't know, and apparently it'd need to be two CVEs for two bugs that
Yurii exploits.

Besides the already mentioned CVE-2023-6546, there is:

CVE-2023-52564: Revert "tty: n_gsm: fix UAF in gsm_cleanup_mux"

The fixes for both CVE-2023-6546 and CVE-2023-52564 are in
gsm_cleanup_mux(), but they seem to be different changes in there.

Maybe CVE-2023-52564 is one of the bugs Yurii exploits, or maybe not.
I didn't look into this closely enough to tell.


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