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NULL Pointer Dereference


Severity Medium
Score 5.5/10


TensorFlow is an open source platform for machine learning. Versions prior to 2.6.4, 2.7.x prior to 2.7.2, 2.8.x prior to 2.8.1 and 2.9.x prior to 2.9.0rc2 there is a potential for segfault / denial of service in TensorFlow by calling `tf.compat.v1.*` ops which don't yet have support for quantized types, which was added after migration to TensorFlow 2.x. In these scenarios, since the kernel is missing, a `nullptr` value is passed to `ParseDimensionValue` for the `py_value` argument. Then, this is dereferenced, resulting in segfault. Versions 2.9.0rc2, 2.8.1, 2.7.2, and 2.6.4 contain a patch for this issue.

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  • HIGH

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

  • Published