CVE-2020-10711

NameCVE-2020-10711
DescriptionA NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the Linux kernel's SELinux subsystem in versions before 5.7. This flaw occurs while importing the Commercial IP Security Option (CIPSO) protocol's category bitmap into the SELinux extensible bitmap via the' ebitmap_netlbl_import' routine. While processing the CIPSO restricted bitmap tag in the 'cipso_v4_parsetag_rbm' routine, it sets the security attribute to indicate that the category bitmap is present, even if it has not been allocated. This issue leads to a NULL pointer dereference issue while importing the same category bitmap into SELinux. This flaw allows a remote network user to crash the system kernel, resulting in a denial of service.
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ReferencesDLA-2242-1, DSA-4698-1, DSA-4699-1
NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)stretch4.9.228-1fixed
stretch (security)4.9.210-1+deb9u1fixed
buster4.19.146-1fixed
buster (security)4.19.152-1fixed
bullseye5.8.14-1fixed
sid5.9.1-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsourcejessie(not affected)
linuxsourcestretch4.9.210-1+deb9u1DSA-4698-1
linuxsourcebuster4.19.118-2+deb10u1DSA-4699-1
linuxsource(unstable)5.6.14-1
linux-4.9sourcejessie4.9.210-1+deb9u1~deb8u1DLA-2242-1

Notes

[jessie] - linux <not-affected> (Vulnerability introduced later)
https://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2020/05/12/2

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