Bug 1775182 (CVE-2019-19037) - CVE-2019-19037 kernel: null-pointer dereference in ext4_empty_dir in fs/ext4/namei.c
Summary: CVE-2019-19037 kernel: null-pointer dereference in ext4_empty_dir in fs/ext4/...
Alias: CVE-2019-19037
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1775183 1835720 1835721 1835722 1835723 1835724
Blocks: 1775185
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Reported: 2019-11-21 14:30 UTC by Dhananjay Arunesh
Modified: 2021-10-25 22:15 UTC (History)
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A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the Linux kernel’s Ext4 FileSystem in the way it uses a crafted ext4 image. This flaw allows a local user with physical access to crash the system.
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Last Closed: 2021-10-25 22:15:36 UTC

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Description Dhananjay Arunesh 2019-11-21 14:30:36 UTC
A vulnerability was found in ext4_empty_dir in fs/ext4/namei.c in the Linux kernel allows a NULL pointer dereference because ext4_read_dirblock(inode,0,DIRENT_HTREE) can be zero.


Comment 1 Dhananjay Arunesh 2019-11-21 14:31:03 UTC
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1775183]

Comment 2 Justin M. Forbes 2020-03-19 21:56:09 UTC
This is fixed for Fedora with the 5.4.7 stable kernel updates.

Comment 8 Petr Matousek 2020-05-14 12:05:57 UTC

Mitigation for this issue is either not available or the currently available options don't meet the Red Hat Product Security criteria comprising ease of use and deployment, applicability to widespread installation base or stability.

Comment 9 Petr Matousek 2020-05-14 12:11:51 UTC

This issue is rated as having Low impact because of the preconditions needed to trigger the issue (physical access or user interaction to mount the crafted filesystem image).

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