DescriptionIn the Linux kernel, the following vulnerability has been resolved: vdpa_sim: avoid putting an uninitialized iova_domain The system will crash if we put an uninitialized iova_domain, this could happen when an error occurs before initializing the iova_domain in vdpasim_create(). BUG: kernel NULL pointer dereference, address: 0000000000000000 ... RIP: 0010:__cpuhp_state_remove_instance+0x96/0x1c0 ... Call Trace: <TASK> put_iova_domain+0x29/0x220 vdpasim_free+0xd1/0x120 [vdpa_sim] vdpa_release_dev+0x21/0x40 [vdpa] device_release+0x33/0x90 kobject_release+0x63/0x160 vdpasim_create+0x127/0x2a0 [vdpa_sim] vdpasim_net_dev_add+0x7d/0xfe [vdpa_sim_net] vdpa_nl_cmd_dev_add_set_doit+0xe1/0x1a0 [vdpa] genl_family_rcv_msg_doit+0x112/0x140 genl_rcv_msg+0xdf/0x1d0 ... So we must make sure the iova_domain is already initialized before put it. In addition, we may get the following warning in this case: WARNING: ... drivers/iommu/iova.c:344 iova_cache_put+0x58/0x70 So we must make sure the iova_cache_put() is invoked only if the iova_cache_get() is already invoked. Let's fix it together.
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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
sid, trixie6.8.12-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsourcebuster(not affected)
linuxsourcebullseye(not affected)


[bullseye] - linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
[buster] - linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present) (5.16-rc3)

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