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CVE-2024-36926 Null pointer dereference

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CVE Information

Original CVE data


In the Linux kernel, the following vulnerability has been resolved: powerpc/pseries/iommu: LPAR panics during boot up with a frozen PE At the time of LPAR boot up, partition firmware provides Open Firmware property ibm,dma-window for the PE. This property is provided on the PCI bus the PE is attached to. There are execptions where the partition firmware might not provide this property for the PE at the time of LPAR boot up. One of the scenario is where the firmware has frozen the PE due to some error condition. This PE is frozen for 24 hours or unless the whole system is reinitialized. Within this time frame, if the LPAR is booted, the frozen PE will be presented to the LPAR but ibm,dma-window property could be missing. Today, under these circumstances, the LPAR oopses with NULL pointer dereference, when configuring the PCI bus the PE is attached to. BUG: Kernel NULL pointer dereference on read at 0x000000c8 Faulting instruction address: 0xc0000000001024c0 Oops: Kernel access of bad area, sig: 7 [#1] LE PAGE_SIZE=64K MMU=Radix SMP NR_CPUS=2048 NUMA pSeries Modules linked in: Supported: Yes CPU: 0 PID: 1 Comm: swapper/0 Not tainted 6.4.0-150600.9-default #1 Hardware name: IBM,9043-MRX POWER10 (raw) 0x800200 0xf000006 of:IBM,FW1060.00 (NM1060_023) hv:phyp pSeries NIP: c0000000001024c0 LR: c0000000001024b0 CTR: c000000000102450 REGS: c0000000037db5c0 TRAP: 0300 Not tainted (6.4.0-150600.9-default) MSR: 8000000002009033 <SF,VEC,EE,ME,IR,DR,RI,LE> CR: 28000822 XER: 00000000 CFAR: c00000000010254c DAR: 00000000000000c8 DSISR: 00080000 IRQMASK: 0 ... NIP [c0000000001024c0] pci_dma_bus_setup_pSeriesLP+0x70/0x2a0 LR [c0000000001024b0] pci_dma_bus_setup_pSeriesLP+0x60/0x2a0 Call Trace: pci_dma_bus_setup_pSeriesLP+0x60/0x2a0 (unreliable) pcibios_setup_bus_self+0x1c0/0x370 __of_scan_bus+0x2f8/0x330 pcibios_scan_phb+0x280/0x3d0 pcibios_init+0x88/0x12c do_one_initcall+0x60/0x320 kernel_init_freeable+0x344/0x3e4 kernel_init+0x34/0x1d0 ret_from_kernel_user_thread+0x14/0x1c

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 v24.6
CVSS v36.2

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

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