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Date: Tue, 12 May 2020 19:08:17 +0530 (IST)
From: P J P <>
To: oss security list <>
cc: Paolo Abeni <>,, 
    Tyler Hicks <>
Subject: Re: CVE-2020-10711 Kernel: NetLabel: null pointer
 dereference while receiving CIPSO packet with null category

+-- On Tue, 12 May 2020, P J P wrote --+
| NULL pointer dereference(s) issue(s) was found in the Linux kernel's SELinux 
| subsystem. It occurs while importing the Commercial IP Security Option 
| (CIPSO) protocol's category bitmap into SELinux's extensible bitmap via 
| 'ebitmap_netlbl_import' routine. While parsing the CIPSO restricted bitmap 
| tag in 'cipso_v4_parsetag_rbm' routine, it sets the security attribute to 
| indicate that category bitmap is present, even if it has not been allocated. 
| This leads to the said NULL pointer dereference issue while importing the 
| same category bitmap into SELinux. A remote network user could use this flaw 
| to crash the system kernel resulting in DoS scenario.
| This issue was introduced by upstream commit:
|   ->
|      netlabel: fix the horribly broken catmap functions

Upstream patch:

Thank you.
Prasad J Pandit / Red Hat Product Security Team
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