CVE-2019-19227

LOW

Description

In the AppleTalk subsystem in the Linux kernel before 5.1, there is a potential NULL pointer dereference because register_snap_client may return NULL. This will lead to denial of service in net/appletalk/aarp.c and net/appletalk/ddp.c, as demonstrated by unregister_snap_client, aka CID-9804501fa122.

References

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-12/msg00029.html

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v5.x/ChangeLog-5.1

https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=9804501fa1228048857910a6bf23e085aade37cc

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2019-11-22

Updated: 2019-12-12

Type: CWE-476

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 2.1

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: LOW

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: MEDIUM