DescriptionIn the Linux kernel, the following vulnerability has been resolved: usb: typec: tcpm: Fix NULL pointer dereference in tcpm_pd_svdm() It is possible that typec_register_partner() returns ERR_PTR on failure. When port->partner is an error, a NULL pointer dereference may occur as shown below. [91222.095236][ T319] typec port0: failed to register partner (-17) ... [91225.061491][ T319] Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 000000000000039f [91225.274642][ T319] pc : tcpm_pd_data_request+0x310/0x13fc [91225.274646][ T319] lr : tcpm_pd_data_request+0x298/0x13fc [91225.308067][ T319] Call trace: [91225.308070][ T319] tcpm_pd_data_request+0x310/0x13fc [91225.308073][ T319] tcpm_pd_rx_handler+0x100/0x9e8 [91225.355900][ T319] kthread_worker_fn+0x178/0x58c [91225.355902][ T319] kthread+0x150/0x200 [91225.355905][ T319] ret_from_fork+0x10/0x30 Add a check for port->partner to avoid dereferencing a NULL pointer.
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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) (6.7-rc1)

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