CVE-2024-36020

NameCVE-2024-36020
DescriptionIn the Linux kernel, the following vulnerability has been resolved: i40e: fix vf may be used uninitialized in this function warning To fix the regression introduced by commit 52424f974bc5, which causes servers hang in very hard to reproduce conditions with resets races. Using two sources for the information is the root cause. In this function before the fix bumping v didn't mean bumping vf pointer. But the code used this variables interchangeably, so stale vf could point to different/not intended vf. Remove redundant "v" variable and iterate via single VF pointer across whole function instead to guarantee VF pointer validity.
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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
bullseye5.10.209-2vulnerable
bullseye (security)5.10.218-1fixed
bookworm6.1.76-1vulnerable
bookworm (security)6.1.90-1fixed
trixie6.7.12-1vulnerable
sid6.8.12-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsourcebullseye5.10.216-1
linuxsourcebookworm6.1.85-1
linuxsource(unstable)6.8.9-1

Notes

https://git.kernel.org/linus/f37c4eac99c258111d414d31b740437e1925b8e8 (6.9-rc3)

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