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CVE-2021-47559 Null pointer dereference

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CVE Information

Original CVE data


In the Linux kernel, the following vulnerability has been resolved: net/smc: Fix NULL pointer dereferencing in smc_vlan_by_tcpsk() Coverity reports a possible NULL dereferencing problem: in smc_vlan_by_tcpsk(): 6. returned_null: netdev_lower_get_next returns NULL (checked 29 out of 30 times). 7. var_assigned: Assigning: ndev = NULL return value from netdev_lower_get_next. 1623 ndev = (struct net_device *)netdev_lower_get_next(ndev, &lower); CID 1468509 (#1 of 1): Dereference null return value (NULL_RETURNS) 8. dereference: Dereferencing a pointer that might be NULL ndev when calling is_vlan_dev. 1624 if (is_vlan_dev(ndev)) { Remove the manual implementation and use netdev_walk_all_lower_dev() to iterate over the lower devices. While on it remove an obsolete function parameter comment.

CWE: CWE-476
CVSS v2-
CVSS v35.5
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 v25
CVSS v37.5

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


No exploit code is reported to exist.

Active Exploitation

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

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Threat Actor Activity

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Cybersecurity Frameworks

How the vulnerability maps against various cybersecurity frameworks


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-28 - Null Byte Injection