CVE-2019-16230

NameCVE-2019-16230
Descriptiondrivers/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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Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)buster4.19.249-2vulnerable
buster (security)4.19.304-1vulnerable
bullseye5.10.209-2vulnerable
bullseye (security)5.10.216-1vulnerable
bookworm6.1.76-1vulnerable
bookworm (security)6.1.90-1vulnerable
trixie6.7.12-1vulnerable
sid6.8.11-1vulnerable

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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