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Published: 3 August 2023

** REJECT ** This CVE ID has been rejected or withdrawn by its CVE Numbering Authority because it is a duplicate of CVE-2023-4147.

From the Ubuntu Security Team

Kevin Rich discovered that the netfilter subsystem in the Linux kernel did not properly handle rule additions to bound chains in certain circumstances. A local attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or execute arbitrary code.


If not needed, disable the ability for unprivileged users
to create namespaces. To do this temporarily, do:
  sudo sysctl -w kernel.unprivileged_userns_clone=0
To disable across reboots, do:
  echo kernel.unprivileged_userns_clone=0 | \
  sudo tee /etc/sysctl.d/99-disable-unpriv-userns.conf