The ext4_iget function in fs/ext4/inode.c in the Linux kernel through 4.15.15 mishandles the case of a root directory with a zero i_links_count, which allows attackers to cause a denial of service (ext4_process_freed_data NULL pointer dereference and OOPS) via a crafted ext4 image.
Published 2018-04-02 03:29:00
Updated 2023-02-12 23:32:37
Source Red Hat, Inc.
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Memory CorruptionDenial of service

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2018-1092

0.25%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 62 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2018-1092

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
7.1
HIGH AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
8.6
6.9
NIST
5.5
MEDIUM CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
1.8
3.6
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2018-1092

  • 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.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2018-1092

Products affected by CVE-2018-1092

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