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NULL Pointer Dereference


Severity Medium
Score 5.5/10


HyperKit is a toolkit for embedding hypervisor capabilities in an application. In versions 0.20210107 and prior of HyperKit, `virtio.c` has is a call to `vc_cfgread` that does not check for null which when called makes the host crash. This issue may lead to a guest crashing the host causing a denial of service. This issue is fixed in commit df0e46c7dbfd81a957d85e449ba41b52f6f7beb4.

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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.


Advisory Timeline

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