NULL Pointer Dereference
A NULL pointer dereference issue was discovered in the Linux kernel in io_files_update_with_index_alloc. A local user could use this flaw to potentially crash the system causing a denial of service.
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.