Linux Kernel up to 5.2.9 USB Device usb.c ath6kl_usb_alloc_urb_from_pipe null pointer dereference

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A vulnerability has been found in Linux Kernel up to 5.2.9 (Operating System) and classified as problematic. This vulnerability affects the function ath6kl_usb_alloc_urb_from_pipe of the file drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath6kl/usb.c of the component USB Device Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-476. As an impact it is known to affect availability. CVE summarizes:

An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel through 5.2.9. There is a NULL pointer dereference caused by a malicious USB device in the ath6kl_usb_alloc_urb_from_pipe function in the drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath6kl/usb.c driver.

The weakness was shared 08/20/2019 (oss-sec). The advisory is shared for download at openwall.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-2019-15290 since 08/20/2019. The attack needs to be approached locally. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $0-$5k (estimation calculated on 08/01/2020).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The entries 140331, 140322, 140323 and 140332 are related to this item.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 3.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 3.3

VulDB Base Score: 3.3
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Class: Denial of service (CWE-476)
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Vendor: https://www.kernel.org/

Advisory: openwall.com
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CVE: CVE-2019-15290 (🔍)
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Created: 08/21/2019 07:18 AM
Updated: 08/01/2020 12:54 PM
Changes: (4) software_type vulnerability_cwe source_cve_assigned source_cve_nvd_summary
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