DescriptionIn the Linux kernel, the following vulnerability has been resolved: powercap: intel_rapl: Fix a NULL pointer dereference A NULL pointer dereference is triggered when probing the MMIO RAPL driver on platforms with CPU ID not listed in intel_rapl_common CPU model list. This is because the intel_rapl_common module still probes on such platforms even if 'defaults_msr' is not set after commit 1488ac990ac8 ("powercap: intel_rapl: Allow probing without CPUID match"). Thus the MMIO RAPL rp->priv->defaults is NULL when registering to RAPL framework. Fix the problem by adding sanity check to ensure rp->priv->rapl_defaults is always valid.
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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)5.10.216-1fixed
bookworm (security)6.1.90-1fixed

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

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


[bookworm] - linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
[bullseye] - linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
[buster] - linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present) (6.9-rc1)

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