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CVE-2021-47540 Null pointer dereference

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In the Linux kernel, the following vulnerability has been resolved: mt76: mt7915: fix NULL pointer dereference in mt7915_get_phy_mode Fix the following NULL pointer dereference in mt7915_get_phy_mode routine adding an ibss interface to the mt7915 driver. [ 101.137097] wlan0: Trigger new scan to find an IBSS to join [ 102.827039] wlan0: Creating new IBSS network, BSSID 26:a4:50:1a:6e:69 [ 103.064756] Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 0000000000000000 [ 103.073670] Mem abort info: [ 103.076520] ESR = 0x96000005 [ 103.079614] EC = 0x25: DABT (current EL), IL = 32 bits [ 103.084934] SET = 0, FnV = 0 [ 103.088042] EA = 0, S1PTW = 0 [ 103.091215] Data abort info: [ 103.094104] ISV = 0, ISS = 0x00000005 [ 103.098041] CM = 0, WnR = 0 [ 103.101044] user pgtable: 4k pages, 39-bit VAs, pgdp=00000000460b1000 [ 103.107565] [0000000000000000] pgd=0000000000000000, p4d=0000000000000000, pud=0000000000000000 [ 103.116590] Internal error: Oops: 96000005 [#1] SMP [ 103.189066] CPU: 1 PID: 333 Comm: kworker/u4:3 Not tainted 5.10.75 #0 [ 103.195498] Hardware name: MediaTek MT7622 RFB1 board (DT) [ 103.201124] Workqueue: phy0 ieee80211_iface_work [mac80211] [ 103.206695] pstate: 20000005 (nzCv daif -PAN -UAO -TCO BTYPE=--) [ 103.212705] pc : mt7915_get_phy_mode+0x68/0x120 [mt7915e] [ 103.218103] lr : mt7915_mcu_add_bss_info+0x11c/0x760 [mt7915e] [ 103.223927] sp : ffffffc011cdb9e0 [ 103.227235] x29: ffffffc011cdb9e0 x28: ffffff8006563098 [ 103.232545] x27: ffffff8005f4da22 x26: ffffff800685ac40 [ 103.237855] x25: 0000000000000001 x24: 000000000000011f [ 103.243165] x23: ffffff8005f4e260 x22: ffffff8006567918 [ 103.248475] x21: ffffff8005f4df80 x20: ffffff800685ac58 [ 103.253785] x19: ffffff8006744400 x18: 0000000000000000 [ 103.259094] x17: 0000000000000000 x16: 0000000000000001 [ 103.264403] x15: 000899c3a2d9d2e4 x14: 000899bdc3c3a1c8 [ 103.269713] x13: 0000000000000000 x12: 0000000000000000 [ 103.275024] x11: ffffffc010e30c20 x10: 0000000000000000 [ 103.280333] x9 : 0000000000000050 x8 : ffffff8006567d88 [ 103.285642] x7 : ffffff8006563b5c x6 : ffffff8006563b44 [ 103.290952] x5 : 0000000000000002 x4 : 0000000000000001 [ 103.296262] x3 : 0000000000000001 x2 : 0000000000000001 [ 103.301572] x1 : 0000000000000000 x0 : 0000000000000011 [ 103.306882] Call trace: [ 103.309328] mt7915_get_phy_mode+0x68/0x120 [mt7915e] [ 103.314378] mt7915_bss_info_changed+0x198/0x200 [mt7915e] [ 103.319941] ieee80211_bss_info_change_notify+0x128/0x290 [mac80211] [ 103.326360] __ieee80211_sta_join_ibss+0x308/0x6c4 [mac80211] [ 103.332171] ieee80211_sta_create_ibss+0x8c/0x10c [mac80211] [ 103.337895] ieee80211_ibss_work+0x3dc/0x614 [mac80211] [ 103.343185] ieee80211_iface_work+0x388/0x3f0 [mac80211] [ 103.348495] process_one_work+0x288/0x690 [ 103.352499] worker_thread+0x70/0x464 [ 103.356157] kthread+0x144/0x150 [ 103.359380] ret_from_fork+0x10/0x18 [ 103.362952] Code: 394008c3 52800220 394000e4 7100007f (39400023)

CWE: CWE-476
CVSS v2-
CVSS v35.5
CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
References
https://git.kernel.org/stable/c/932b338f4e5c4cb0c2ed640da3bced1e63620198
https://git.kernel.org/stable/c/14b03b8cebdf18ff13c39d58501b625411314de2
https://git.kernel.org/stable/c/6e53d6d26920d5221d3f4d4f5ffdd629ea69aa5c
Affected Vendors

Linux - (1)

Basic Analysis

Common vulnerability metrics

Vulnerabilty type as detected by PRIOnengine

Null pointer dereference

CVSS Scores as calculated by PRIOnengine
CVSS v26.4
AV:N/AC:L/AU:N/C:P/I:N/A:P
CVSS v39.1
AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:H
MITRE CWE Top 25

Vulnerability weakness type is in the top 25 CWEs according to MITRE. View Mitre Top 25 CWEs

Exploits

No exploit code is reported to exist.

Active Exploitation

Vulnerability is not in CISA's Known Exploited Vulnerabilities (KEV) catalog. See the KEV Catalog

Social Network Activity

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Threat Actor Activity

No sightings of the vulnerability within threat reports.

Cybersecurity Frameworks

How the vulnerability maps against various cybersecurity frameworks

T1499.004 - Endpoint Denial of Service (Application or System Exploitation)
T1203 - Exploitation for Client Execution
T1059 - Command and Scripting Interpreter

Compliance Impact

How the submited vulnerability affects compliance

PCI DSS v3.2.1-6.5.2 - Buffer Overflows

Web Application Security Frameworks

Applicable if the issue likely affects a web application

WASC-8 - Cross Site Scripting