Bug 1833452 (CVE-2020-11609) - CVE-2020-11609 kernel: NULL pointer dereference due to incorrect handling of invalid descriptors in stv06xx subsystem
Summary: CVE-2020-11609 kernel: NULL pointer dereference due to incorrect handling of ...
Alias: CVE-2020-11609
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: 1833453 1835664 1835665 1835667 1835668 1835669
Blocks: 1833454
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Reported: 2020-05-08 17:14 UTC by Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz
Modified: 2021-12-15 11:18 UTC (History)
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A flaw was found in the way the stv06xx driver in the Linux kernel handled certain types of USB descriptors. This flaw allows an attacker with the ability to induce the error conditions to crash the system.
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Last Closed: 2021-12-15 11:18:02 UTC

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Description Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz 2020-05-08 17:14:44 UTC
An issue was discovered in the stv06xx subsystem in the Linux kernel before 5.6.1. drivers/media/usb/gspca/stv06xx/stv06xx.c and drivers/media/usb/gspca/stv06xx/stv06xx_pb0100.c mishandle invalid descriptors, as demonstrated by a NULL pointer dereference.

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Comment 1 Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz 2020-05-08 17:15:58 UTC
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1833453]

Comment 2 Justin M. Forbes 2020-05-11 14:19:01 UTC
This was fixed for Fedora with the 5.5.14 stable kernel update.

Comment 3 Petr Matousek 2020-05-14 09:56:28 UTC

In order to mitigate this issue it is possible to prevent the affected code from being loaded by blacklisting the kernel module gspca_stv06xx. For instructions relating to how to blacklist a kernel module refer to: https://access.redhat.com/solutions/41278 .

Comment 4 Petr Matousek 2020-05-14 09:57:43 UTC

This issue is rated as having Low impact because of the preconditions needed to trigger the issue (physical access).

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