CVE-2024-26590

CVSS 3.1 Score 5.5 of 10 (medium)

Details

Published Feb 22, 2024
Updated: Mar 18, 2024
CWE ID 476

Summary

CVE-2024-26590 is a vulnerability in the Linux kernel that affects multiple products. The vulnerability relates to the EROFS file compression feature, where syzkaller can generate crafted images with unsupported compression algorithms for specific files. This can lead to a "BUG: kernel NULL pointer dereference" error if the corresponding decompressor is not built-in. To remediate this vulnerability, a fix has been implemented that checks against the available compression algorithms for each file's request. The potential danger posed by this vulnerability is medium, with a base severity score of 5.5 and an impact score of 3.6. The attack vector is local, and the privileges required are low, but it could result in high availability impact.

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