CVE-2021-38206

medium
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Description

The mac80211 subsystem in the Linux kernel before 5.12.13, when a device supporting only 5 GHz is used, allows attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference in the radiotap parser) by injecting a frame with 802.11a rates.

References

https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/bddc0c411a45d3718ac535a070f349be8eca8d48

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v5.x/ChangeLog-5.12.13

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2021-08-08

Updated: 2021-08-12

Type: CWE-476

Risk Information

CVSS v2

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

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

Vulnerable Software

Configuration 1

OR

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Tenable Plugins

View all (5 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
153622SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2021:3205-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
153598openSUSE 15 Security Update : kernel (openSUSE-SU-2021:3205-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
153542SUSE SLES15 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2021:3179-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
153541openSUSE 15 Security Update : kernel (openSUSE-SU-2021:3179-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
153174Ubuntu 20.04 LTS / 21.04 : Linux kernel vulnerabilities (USN-5070-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high