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

From: Marcus Meissner <meissner_at_nospam>
Date: Wed Sep 29 2010 - 07:01:15 GMT
To: oss-security@lists.openwall.com

On Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 02:49:52PM +0800, Eugene Teo wrote:
> 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:
> http://git.kernel.org/linus/5591bf07225523600450edd9e6ad258bb877b779

Doesnt seem to be valid. There is also no change in sounds/core/control.c
since April in current mainline git.
Ciao, Marcus