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Date: Fri,  5 Jul 2024 08:55:24 +0200
From: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Subject: CVE-2024-39480: kdb: Fix buffer overflow during tab-complete


In the Linux kernel, the following vulnerability has been resolved:

kdb: Fix buffer overflow during tab-complete

Currently, when the user attempts symbol completion with the Tab key, kdb
will use strncpy() to insert the completed symbol into the command buffer.
Unfortunately it passes the size of the source buffer rather than the
destination to strncpy() with predictably horrible results. Most obviously
if the command buffer is already full but cp, the cursor position, is in
the middle of the buffer, then we will write past the end of the supplied

Fix this by replacing the dubious strncpy() calls with memmove()/memcpy()
calls plus explicit boundary checks to make sure we have enough space
before we start moving characters around.

The Linux kernel CVE team has assigned CVE-2024-39480 to this issue.

Affected and fixed versions

	Fixed in 4.19.316 with commit fb824a99e148
	Fixed in 5.4.278 with commit ddd2972d8e2d
	Fixed in 5.10.219 with commit cfdc2fa4db57
	Fixed in 5.15.161 with commit f636a40834d2
	Fixed in 6.1.94 with commit 33d9c814652b
	Fixed in 6.6.34 with commit 107e825cc448
	Fixed in 6.9.5 with commit f694da720dcf
	Fixed in 6.10-rc1 with commit e9730744bf3a

Please see for a full list of currently supported
kernel versions by the kernel community.

Unaffected versions might change over time as fixes are backported to
older supported kernel versions.  The official CVE entry at
will be updated if fixes are backported, please check that for the most
up to date information about this issue.

Affected files

The file(s) affected by this issue are:


The Linux kernel CVE team recommends that you update to the latest
stable kernel version for this, and many other bugfixes.  Individual
changes are never tested alone, but rather are part of a larger kernel
release.  Cherry-picking individual commits is not recommended or
supported by the Linux kernel community at all.  If however, updating to
the latest release is impossible, the individual changes to resolve this
issue can be found at these commits:

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