CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2018-14853

NULL Pointer Dereference

Published: Dec 17, 2018 | Modified: Jan 08, 2019
CVSS 3.x
4.3
MEDIUM
Source:
NVD
CVSS:3.0/AV:A/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L
CVSS 2.x
3.3 LOW
AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
RedHat/V2
RedHat/V3
Ubuntu

A NULL pointer dereference in dhd_prot_txdata_write_flush in drivers/net/wireless/bcmdhd4358/dhd_msgbuf.c in the bcmdhd4358 Wi-Fi driver on the Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F G920FXXU5EQH7 allows an attacker (who has obtained code execution on the Wi-Fi chip) to cause the device to reboot. The Samsung ID is SVE-2018-11783.

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.

Potential Mitigations

References