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NULL Pointer Dereference

CVE-2023-23001

Severity Medium
Score 5.5/10

Summary

In the Linux kernel before 5.16.3, drivers/scsi/ufs/ufs-mediatek.c misinterprets the regulator_get return value (expects it to be NULL in the error case, whereas it is actually an error pointer).

  • LOW
  • LOCAL
  • NONE
  • UNCHANGED
  • NONE
  • LOW
  • NONE
  • 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.

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  • Published