DescriptionIn the Linux kernel, the following vulnerability has been resolved: ipmi: ssif: initialize ssif_info->client early During probe ssif_info->client is dereferenced in error path. However, it is set when some of the error checking has already been done. This causes following kernel crash if an error path is taken: [ 30.645593][ T674] ipmi_ssif 0-000e: ipmi_ssif: Not probing, Interface already present [ 30.657616][ T674] Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 0000000000000088 ... [ 30.657723][ T674] pc : __dev_printk+0x28/0xa0 [ 30.657732][ T674] lr : _dev_err+0x7c/0xa0 ... [ 30.657772][ T674] Call trace: [ 30.657775][ T674] __dev_printk+0x28/0xa0 [ 30.657778][ T674] _dev_err+0x7c/0xa0 [ 30.657781][ T674] ssif_probe+0x548/0x900 [ipmi_ssif 62ce4b08badc1458fd896206d9ef69a3c31f3d3e] [ 30.657791][ T674] i2c_device_probe+0x37c/0x3c0 ... Initialize ssif_info->client before any error path can be taken. Clear i2c_client data in the error path to prevent the dangling pointer from leaking.
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Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)buster4.19.249-2fixed
buster (security)4.19.304-1fixed
bullseye (security)5.10.218-1fixed
bookworm (security)6.1.90-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsourcebuster(not affected)


[buster] - linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present) (5.16-rc7)

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