In the Linux kernel, the following vulnerability has been resolved: quota: Fix potential NULL pointer dereference Below race may cause NULL pointer dereference P1 P2 dquot_free_inode quota_off drop_dquot_ref remove_dquot_ref dquots = i_dquot(inode) dquots = i_dquot(inode) srcu_read_lock dquots[cnt]) != NULL (1) dquots[type] = NULL (2) spin_lock(&dquots[cnt]->dq_dqb_lock) (3) .... If dquot_free_inode(or other routines) checks inode's quota pointers (1) before quota_off sets it to NULL(2) and use it (3) after that, NULL pointer dereference will be triggered. So let's fix it by using a temporary pointer to avoid this issue.
Published 2024-04-17 10:27:36
Updated 2024-04-17 12:48:08
Source Linux
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Vulnerability category: Memory Corruption

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2024-26878

0.04%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 12 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2024-26878

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
5.5
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
N/A
N/A
RedHat-CVE-2024-26878 2024-04-17

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