CVE-2023-32233 Vulnerability Solution for AlmaLinux 8.8

We want to apply solution for the cve-2023-32233 vulnerability in AlmaLinux release 8.8 (CVE-2023-32233: Privilege escalation in Linux Kernel due to a Netfilter nf_tables vulnerability) and while executing the suggested command, we are getting below error.

cat /proc/sys/kernel/unprivileged_userns_clone file not available

We got below reply from many users to contact Alma Linux Support

If the /proc/sys/kernel/unprivileged_userns_clone file is not available on your AlmaLinux server, it indicates that the unprivileged_userns_clone feature is not enabled or supported in the current kernel configuration.

In that case, you may need to explore alternative options or consult the AlmaLinux community or support resources to inquire about the availability and support of the unprivileged_userns_clone feature specific to your AlmaLinux version and kernel.

They will be in the best position to provide guidance on enabling the feature, suggest alternative solutions, or inform you if the feature is not available in your particular AlmaLinux version or kernel configuration. Edited

sysctl -w kernel.unprivileged_userns_clone=0

is the debian mitigation.

the redhat mitigation is:

echo “user.max_user_namespaces=0” > /etc/sysctl.d/userns.conf
sysctl -p /etc/sysctl.d/userns.conf

We have already tried this steps and getting mentioned issue during below command in AlmaLinux 8.8

sysctl -p /etc/sysctl.d/userns.conf

yeah its those quotes, this works:

echo user.max_user_namespaces=0 > /etc/sysctl.d/userns.conf
sysctl -p /etc/sysctl.d/userns.conf

looks like there’s a kernel update to fix it anyway: 4.18.0-477.13.1.el8_8

Getting the same issue.

cat /proc/sys/kernel/unprivileged_userns_clone file not available

well yeah you will, as you’re doing a test for debian on an almalinux machine

The cve-details shows that Red Hat has released a fix
for RHEL 8 already 2023-05-30

Alma’s build of kernel-4.18.0-477.13.1.el8_8 exists. Update and be happy?

(The el9 is still waiting for a fix.)

I have updated the kernel version through yum update in Alma Linux 8.8 and now we have Kernel version kernel-4.18.0-477.13.1.el8_8.