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markus at openbsd

Sep 16, 2003, 4:32 AM

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OpenSSH Security Advisory: buffer.adv

This is the 1st revision of the Advisory.

This document can be found at: http://www.openssh.com/txt/buffer.adv

1. Versions affected:

All versions of OpenSSH's sshd prior to 3.7 contain a buffer
management error. It is uncertain whether this error is
potentially exploitable, however, we prefer to see bugs
fixed proactively.

2. Solution:

Upgrade to OpenSSH 3.7 or apply the following patch.

Appendix:

Index: buffer.c
===================================================================
RCS file: /cvs/src/usr.bin/ssh/buffer.c,v
retrieving revision 1.16
retrieving revision 1.17
diff -u -r1.16 -r1.17
--- buffer.c 26 Jun 2002 08:54:18 -0000 1.16
+++ buffer.c 16 Sep 2003 03:03:47 -0000 1.17
@@ -69,6 +69,7 @@
void *
buffer_append_space(Buffer *buffer, u_int len)
{
+ u_int newlen;
void *p;

if (len > 0x100000)
@@ -98,11 +99,13 @@
goto restart;
}
/* Increase the size of the buffer and retry. */
- buffer->alloc += len + 32768;
- if (buffer->alloc > 0xa00000)
+
+ newlen = buffer->alloc + len + 32768;
+ if (newlen > 0xa00000)
fatal("buffer_append_space: alloc %u not supported",
- buffer->alloc);
- buffer->buf = xrealloc(buffer->buf, buffer->alloc);
+ newlen);
+ buffer->buf = xrealloc(buffer->buf, newlen);
+ buffer->alloc = newlen;
goto restart;
/* NOTREACHED */
}


markus at openbsd

Sep 16, 2003, 3:14 PM

Post #2 of 2 (3527 views)
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OpenSSH Security Advisory: buffer.adv [In reply to]

This is the 2nd revision of the Advisory.

This document can be found at: http://www.openssh.com/txt/buffer.adv

1. Versions affected:

All versions of OpenSSH's sshd prior to 3.7.1 contain buffer
management errors. It is uncertain whether these errors are
potentially exploitable, however, we prefer to see bugs
fixed proactively.

Other implementations sharing common origin may also have
these issues.

2. Solution:

Upgrade to OpenSSH 3.7.1 or apply the following patch.

===================================================================
Appendix A: patch for OpenSSH 3.6.1 and earlier

Index: buffer.c
===================================================================
RCS file: /cvs/src/usr.bin/ssh/buffer.c,v
retrieving revision 1.16
retrieving revision 1.18
diff -u -r1.16 -r1.18
--- buffer.c 26 Jun 2002 08:54:18 -0000 1.16
+++ buffer.c 16 Sep 2003 21:02:39 -0000 1.18
@@ -23,8 +23,11 @@
void
buffer_init(Buffer *buffer)
{
- buffer->alloc = 4096;
- buffer->buf = xmalloc(buffer->alloc);
+ const u_int len = 4096;
+
+ buffer->alloc = 0;
+ buffer->buf = xmalloc(len);
+ buffer->alloc = len;
buffer->offset = 0;
buffer->end = 0;
}
@@ -34,8 +37,10 @@
void
buffer_free(Buffer *buffer)
{
- memset(buffer->buf, 0, buffer->alloc);
- xfree(buffer->buf);
+ if (buffer->alloc > 0) {
+ memset(buffer->buf, 0, buffer->alloc);
+ xfree(buffer->buf);
+ }
}

/*
@@ -69,6 +74,7 @@
void *
buffer_append_space(Buffer *buffer, u_int len)
{
+ u_int newlen;
void *p;

if (len > 0x100000)
@@ -98,11 +104,13 @@
goto restart;
}
/* Increase the size of the buffer and retry. */
- buffer->alloc += len + 32768;
- if (buffer->alloc > 0xa00000)
+
+ newlen = buffer->alloc + len + 32768;
+ if (newlen > 0xa00000)
fatal("buffer_append_space: alloc %u not supported",
- buffer->alloc);
- buffer->buf = xrealloc(buffer->buf, buffer->alloc);
+ newlen);
+ buffer->buf = xrealloc(buffer->buf, newlen);
+ buffer->alloc = newlen;
goto restart;
/* NOTREACHED */
}
Index: channels.c
===================================================================
RCS file: /cvs/src/usr.bin/ssh/channels.c,v
retrieving revision 1.194
retrieving revision 1.195
diff -u -r1.194 -r1.195
--- channels.c 29 Aug 2003 10:04:36 -0000 1.194
+++ channels.c 16 Sep 2003 21:02:40 -0000 1.195
@@ -228,12 +228,13 @@
if (found == -1) {
/* There are no free slots. Take last+1 slot and expand the array. */
found = channels_alloc;
- channels_alloc += 10;
if (channels_alloc > 10000)
fatal("channel_new: internal error: channels_alloc %d "
"too big.", channels_alloc);
+ channels = xrealloc(channels,
+ (channels_alloc + 10) * sizeof(Channel *));
+ channels_alloc += 10;
debug2("channel: expanding %d", channels_alloc);
- channels = xrealloc(channels, channels_alloc * sizeof(Channel *));
for (i = found; i < channels_alloc; i++)
channels[i] = NULL;
}


===================================================================
Appendix B: patch for OpenSSH 3.7

Index: buffer.c
===================================================================
RCS file: /cvs/src/usr.bin/ssh/buffer.c,v
retrieving revision 1.17
retrieving revision 1.18
diff -u -r1.17 -r1.18
--- buffer.c 16 Sep 2003 03:03:47 -0000 1.17
+++ buffer.c 16 Sep 2003 21:02:39 -0000 1.18
@@ -23,8 +23,11 @@
void
buffer_init(Buffer *buffer)
{
- buffer->alloc = 4096;
- buffer->buf = xmalloc(buffer->alloc);
+ const u_int len = 4096;
+
+ buffer->alloc = 0;
+ buffer->buf = xmalloc(len);
+ buffer->alloc = len;
buffer->offset = 0;
buffer->end = 0;
}
@@ -34,8 +37,10 @@
void
buffer_free(Buffer *buffer)
{
- memset(buffer->buf, 0, buffer->alloc);
- xfree(buffer->buf);
+ if (buffer->alloc > 0) {
+ memset(buffer->buf, 0, buffer->alloc);
+ xfree(buffer->buf);
+ }
}

/*
Index: channels.c
===================================================================
RCS file: /cvs/src/usr.bin/ssh/channels.c,v
retrieving revision 1.194
retrieving revision 1.195
diff -u -r1.194 -r1.195
--- channels.c 29 Aug 2003 10:04:36 -0000 1.194
+++ channels.c 16 Sep 2003 21:02:40 -0000 1.195
@@ -228,12 +228,13 @@
if (found == -1) {
/* There are no free slots. Take last+1 slot and expand the array. */
found = channels_alloc;
- channels_alloc += 10;
if (channels_alloc > 10000)
fatal("channel_new: internal error: channels_alloc %d "
"too big.", channels_alloc);
+ channels = xrealloc(channels,
+ (channels_alloc + 10) * sizeof(Channel *));
+ channels_alloc += 10;
debug2("channel: expanding %d", channels_alloc);
- channels = xrealloc(channels, channels_alloc * sizeof(Channel *));
for (i = found; i < channels_alloc; i++)
channels[i] = NULL;
}

===================================================================

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