CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2017-16537

NULL Pointer Dereference

Published: Nov 04, 2017 | Modified: Aug 24, 2018
CVSS 3.x
6.6
MEDIUM
Source:
NVD
CVSS:3.0/AV:P/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
CVSS 2.x
7.2 HIGH
AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
RedHat/V2
RedHat/V3
Ubuntu

The imon_probe function in drivers/media/rc/imon.c in the Linux kernel through 4.13.11 allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted USB device.

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 * 4.13.7

Potential Mitigations

References