CVE-2019-16230

NameCVE-2019-16230
Description** DISPUTED ** drivers/gpu/drm/radeon/radeon_display.c in the Linux kernel 5.2.14 does not check the alloc_workqueue return value, leading to a NULL pointer dereference. NOTE: A third-party software maintainer states that the work queue allocation is happening during device initialization, which for a graphics card occurs during boot. It is not attacker controllable and OOM at that time is highly unlikely.
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NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)stretch4.9.228-1vulnerable
stretch (security)4.9.240-2vulnerable
buster4.19.146-1vulnerable
buster (security)4.19.152-1vulnerable
bullseye, sid5.9.1-1vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant

Notes

https://lkml.org/lkml/2019/9/9/487
Requires memory allocation failure during device probe, so unlikely to
be exploitable, and then it's only a local DoS.

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