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LIN5-21481 : Security Advisory - linux - CVE-2016-2186

Created: May 17, 2016    Updated: May 29, 2018
Resolved Date: Jul 25, 2016
Found In Version: 5.0.1.35
Fix Version: 5.0.1.37
Severity: Standard
Applicable for: Wind River Linux 5
Component/s: Kernel

Description

The powermate_probe function in drivers/input/misc/powermate.c in the Linux kernel before 4.5.1 allows physically proximate attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) via a crafted endpoints value in a USB device descriptor.<a href=http://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/476.html>CWE-476: NULL Pointer Dereference</a>

http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2016-2186

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