The lookup_cb_cred function in fs/nfsd/nfs4callback.c in the nfsd4 subsystem in the Linux kernel before 184.108.40.206 attempts to access a credentials cache even when a client specifies the AUTH_NULL authentication flavor, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) via an NFSv4 mount request.
CWE-287 - Improper Authentication
Improper (or broken) authentication attacks are widespread, and have accounted for many of the worst data breaches in recent years. Improper authentication attacks are a class of vulnerabilities where an attacker impersonates a legitimate user by exploiting weaknesses in either session management or credential management to gain access to the user’s account. This can result in disclosure of sensitive information, and can lead to system compromise, theft, identity theft, and fraud.