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Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2024 12:25:38 -0700
From: Kyle Zeng <>
Subject: Re: New Linux LPE via GSMIOC_SETCONF_DLCI?

Hi there,

I just did some preliminary analysis on this.
There are in fact three exploits involved in this.
jmpe4x's GSM exploit:
YuriiCrimson's GSM exploit:

I tested all of them. All of them targeted the same subsystem (GSM),
used the same KASLR leak method ("/sys/kernel/notes"). But there are
two vulnerabilities involved here.
In short. jmpe4x's and YuriiCrimson's exploits are the same, but the
vulnerability is not CVE-2023-6546.
It is a 0day that is not patched in the main tree yet.
Not a patch gap.

My analysis is performed on the latest commit of Linus's tree:
commit e8c39d0f57f358950356a8e44ee5159f57f86ec5 (HEAD -> master,
origin/master, origin/HEAD)
Merge: 03a55b63919 325f3fb551f
Author: Linus Torvalds <>
Date:   Wed Apr 10 19:48:05 2024 -0700

And jmpe4x's and YuriiCrimson's are exactly the same. The difference
is mostly spaces. The diff is attached to this email.

Kyle Zeng

On Thu, Apr 11, 2024 at 8:07 AM Dr. Christopher Kunz
<> wrote:
> Hi,
> > 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?
> The two exploit versions are for different kernels. The 6.5 exploit
> doesn't compile on the Debian 12 6.1 kernel, and no Debian version
> currently distributes a 6.5 kernel, AFAICT. I used
> ExploitGSM_5_15_to_6_1/ExploitGSM and it worked.
> > I don't know, and apparently it'd need to be two CVEs for two bugs that
> > Yurii exploits.
> Possibly. I'm definitely out of my depth trying to analyze which bugs
> are being exploited.
> > CVE-2023-52564: Revert "tty: n_gsm: fix UAF in gsm_cleanup_mux"
> >
> >
> > Maybe CVE-2023-52564 is one of the bugs Yurii exploits, or maybe not.
> > I didn't look into this closely enough to tell.
> Apparently not. Debian 12 "Bookworm" currently runs this kernel:
> Linux debianexploitgsm 6.1.0-18-amd64 #1 SMP PREEMPT_DYNAMIC Debian
> 6.1.76-1 (2024-02-01) x86_64 GNU/Linux
> According to the changelog, this kernel has the fix for CVE-2023-52564
> included:
>      - Revert "tty: n_gsm: fix UAF in gsm_cleanup_mux"
> (from
> Still, the exploit works, so it must exploit a different issue.
> Just my two cents,
> --cku

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