CVE-2019-12456

NameCVE-2019-12456
DescriptionAn issue was discovered in the MPT3COMMAND case in _ctl_ioctl_main in drivers/scsi/mpt3sas/mpt3sas_ctl.c in the Linux kernel through 5.1.5. It allows local users to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact by changing the value of ioc_number between two kernel reads of that value, aka a "double fetch" vulnerability. NOTE: a third party reports that this is unexploitable because the doubly fetched value is not used
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Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)bullseye (security), bullseye5.10.218-1vulnerable
bookworm6.1.94-1vulnerable
bookworm (security)6.1.90-1vulnerable
sid, trixie6.9.8-1vulnerable

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant

Notes

The double-fetched value is not used after the second fetch, thus an invalid issue
from security impact perspective. CVE should probably be rejected.

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