CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2011-1598

NULL Pointer Dereference

Published: May 09, 2011 | Modified: Feb 13, 2023
CVSS 3.x
N/A
Source:
NVD
CVSS 2.x
4.9 MEDIUM
AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
RedHat/V2
RedHat/V3
Ubuntu

The bcm_release function in net/can/bcm.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.39-rc6 does not properly validate a socket data structure, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted release operation.

Weakness

A NULL pointer dereference occurs when the application dereferences a pointer that it expects to be valid, but is NULL, typically causing a crash or exit.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Linux_kernel Linux 2.6.39 2.6.39
Linux_kernel Linux 2.6.39 2.6.39
Linux_kernel Linux 2.6.39 2.6.39
Linux_kernel Linux 2.6.39 2.6.39
Linux_kernel Linux 2.6.39 2.6.39
Linux_kernel Linux * *
Linux_kernel Linux 2.6.39 2.6.39

Potential Mitigations

References