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NULL Pointer Dereference

CVE-2019-16231

Severity Medium
Score 4.7/10

Summary

drivers/net/fjes/fjes_main.c in the Linux kernel 5.2.14 does not check the alloc_workqueue return value, leading to a NULL pointer dereference.

  • MEDIUM
  • LOCAL
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • COMPLETE

CWE-476 - NULL Pointer Dereference

A NULL pointer dereference occurs when the application dereferences a pointer that it expects to be valid, but is NULL, typically causing a crash or exit.

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