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[oss-security] CVE request - kernel: prevent heap corruption in snd_ctl_new()

From: Eugene Teo <eugene_at_nospam>
Date: Wed Sep 29 2010 - 06:49:52 GMT
To: oss-security@lists.openwall.com

Reported by Dan Rosenberg. The snd_ctl_new() function in
sound/core/control.c allocates space for a snd_kcontrol struct by
performing arithmetic operations on a user-provided size without
checking for integer overflow. If a user provides a large enough size,
an overflow will occur, the allocated chunk will be too small, and a
second user-influenced value will be written repeatedly past the bounds
of this chunk. This code is reachable by unprivileged users who have
permission to open a /dev/snd/controlC* device (on many distros, this is
group "audio") via the SNDRV_CTL_IOCTL_ELEM_ADD and

Upstream commit:


-- main(i) { putchar(182623909 >> (i-1) * 5&31|!!(i<7)<<6) && main(++i); }