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bug #43865: out-of-bounds read

Submitted by:  Joshua Rogers <megamansec3>
Submitted on:  Sun 21 Dec 2014 10:55:11 PM UTC  
Category: parserSeverity: 6 - Security
Release: 0.8.10Status: Ready For Test
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: Sandro Santilli <strk>
Open/Closed: Open

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Mon 22 Dec 2014 09:16:16 PM UTC, comment #4:

No point in having this bug private: every change is mailed to a public mailing list...

Bastiaan Jacques <bjacques>
Project Member
Mon 22 Dec 2014 09:01:00 PM UTC, comment #3:

I think this bug is not exploitable, because the overflow writes into |int spareBits|, changing its value. But |spareBits| is not used after the write.

Bastiaan Jacques <bjacques>
Project Member
Mon 22 Dec 2014 11:30:36 AM UTC, comment #2:

I don't know how to code swf files, so no. Sorry!

P.S: Should a CVE-ID be assigned to this?


Joshua Rogers <megamansec3>
Mon 22 Dec 2014 11:21:20 AM UTC, comment #1:

Do you think you can handle to trigger that out-of-bounds read with an automated testcase to add to the testsuite ?

Meanwhile, it's been fixed with commit e8c2a2e55939d1040e8b2099e32158cab7b32a46

Sandro Santilli <strk>
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Sun 21 Dec 2014 10:55:11 PM UTC, original submission:


In SWFStream.cpp on line 129, 'bytesToRead' may be up to 4.

129 int bytesToRead = bitcount/8;

But then, it is used here:
m_current_byte = cache[bytesToRead];

leading to an out-of-bounds read.

cache is:
byte cache[4];


Joshua Rogers <megamansec3>


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Mon 22 Dec 2014 09:16:16 PM UTCbjacquesPrivacyPrivate=>Public
    Mon 22 Dec 2014 11:24:31 AM UTCstrkSeverity3 - Normal=>6 - Security
    Mon 22 Dec 2014 11:21:20 AM UTCstrkCategoryNone=>parser
      StatusNone=>Ready For Test
      Assigned toNone=>strk

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