Bug 1781839 (CVE-2019-19462) - CVE-2019-19462 kernel: NULL pointer dereference in relay_open in kernel/relay.c
Summary: CVE-2019-19462 kernel: NULL pointer dereference in relay_open in kernel/relay.c
Alias: CVE-2019-19462
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: 1781840 1804875 1804876 1804877
Blocks: 1781841
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2019-12-10 16:47 UTC by Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz
Modified: 2021-10-25 22:14 UTC (History)
43 users (show)

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A NULL pointer dereference flaw may occur in the Linux kernel’s relay_open in kernel/relay.c. if the alloc_percpu() function is not validated in time of failure and used as a valid address for access. An attacker could use this flaw to cause a denial of service.
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Last Closed: 2021-10-25 22:14:57 UTC

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Description Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz 2019-12-10 16:47:16 UTC
relay_open in kernel/relay.c in the Linux kernel through 5.4.1 allows local users to cause a denial of service (such as relay blockage) by triggering a NULL alloc_percpu result.

Reference and upstream commit:

Comment 1 Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz 2019-12-10 16:52:25 UTC
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1781840]

Comment 4 Rohit Keshri 2020-02-19 19:19:32 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 6 Vladis Dronov 2020-02-20 03:10:14 UTC
An upstream commit v2:


Comment 10 Justin M. Forbes 2020-10-08 19:07:06 UTC
This was fixed for Fedora with the 5.6.17 stable kernel updates.

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