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patch #10307: Fix savannah bug #62387

Submitter:  Matej Mužila <mmuzila>
Submitted:  Wed 11 Jan 2023 08:58:25 AM UTC
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Status:  Duplicate Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Open/Closed:  Closed

Thu 09 Feb 2023 05:53:51 PM UTC, comment #1: 

FYI, this issue has been assigned CVE-2022-48303.

(I'm just a messenger, I did not allocate this CVE.)

Steve Beattie <sbeattie>
Wed 11 Jan 2023 08:58:25 AM UTC, original submission:  
  • src/list.c (from_header): Check for the end of field after leading byte (0x80 or 0xff) of base-256 encoded header value.

If the 12 byte long mtime header field is set to a value consisting of 11 whitespaces (or '\0' and 10 whitespaces)
followed by 0xff or 0x80 byte, heap buffer overflow occurs.

In the base-256 decoding routine, the where pointer gets incremented after reading the leading byte (0x80 or 0xff),
but no check for the end of the field is done before further reading. This may lead to out-of-bounds read and a jump
depending on unitialised value. In this case the existing check does not kick in, because the
where is already > lim.

Patch fixing this problem is attached.

Matej Mužila <mmuzila>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2023-02-11 gray StatusNone Duplicate
        Open/ClosedOpen Closed
    2023-01-11 mmuzila Attached File- Added Fix-savannah-bug-62387.patch, #54212

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