|Description||Null pointer reference in some Intel(R) Graphics Drivers for Windows* before version 18.104.22.16812 and before version Linux kernel version 5.5 may allow a privileged user to potentially enable a denial of service via local access.|
|Source||CVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)|
Vulnerable and fixed packages
The table below lists information on source packages.
The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.
[bullseye] - linux <ignored> (Too intrusive to backport)
[buster] - linux <ignored> (Too intrusive to backport)
[stretch] - firmware-nonfree <ignored> (Minor issue, too intrusive to fix since kernel patch is needed)
Short of details: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/security-center/advisory/intel-sa-00438.html
Per Intel, this was fixed by a firmware update. v49.0.1 of the
firmware is required. The new firmware requires a kernel patch
Firmware was added via https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/firmware/linux-firmware.git/commit/?id=c487f7dadcd21116613441ed355b764003b3f57b
The vulnerability is fixed in firmware, but needs an updated Linux kernel to load
the updated firmware, thus also marking linux as affected