[ubuntu] Is kernel vulnerabilities applicable for nonexistent hardware device ?

[ubuntu] Is kernel vulnerabilities applicable for nonexistent hardware device ?

 

General Question: Is kernel vulnerabilities related to a specific hardware device driver still applicable if that device specific to the vulnerability is not installed / not present ?. A specific version of the same question: I found that CVE-2019-15925 is applicable for the version of Kernel that we are using but could not find any hardware which use Hisilicon HNS3 ethernet device driver. Is the vulnerability still applicable ?

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