CVE-2023-52693

NameCVE-2023-52693
DescriptionIn the Linux kernel, the following vulnerability has been resolved: ACPI: video: check for error while searching for backlight device parent If acpi_get_parent() called in acpi_video_dev_register_backlight() fails, for example, because acpi_ut_acquire_mutex() fails inside acpi_get_parent), this can lead to incorrect (uninitialized) acpi_parent handle being passed to acpi_get_pci_dev() for detecting the parent pci device. Check acpi_get_parent() result and set parent device only in case of success. Found by Linux Verification Center (linuxtesting.org) with SVACE.
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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
bullseye5.10.209-2fixed
bullseye (security)5.10.218-1fixed
bookworm6.1.76-1fixed
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
linuxsourcebullseye5.10.209-1
linuxsourcebookworm6.1.76-1
linuxsource(unstable)6.6.15-1

Notes

https://git.kernel.org/linus/ccd45faf4973746c4f30ea41eec864e5cf191099 (6.8-rc1)

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