Bug 88099 - buffer underrun in read_input_file/gencat.c
buffer underrun in read_input_file/gencat.c
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: glibc (Show other bugs)
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i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jakub Jelinek
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-04-05 12:44 EST by John Reiser
Modified: 2016-11-24 10:02 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-04-09 15:21:39 EDT
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Description John Reiser 2003-04-05 12:44:24 EST
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Description of problem:
gencat -H references memory just below a malloc()ed block.  act_len can get
decremented to zero, not tested, yet used to index buf[act_len -1].

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
glibc-2.3.2-11.9

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Run catgets testcase:  gencat -H test-gencat.h < sample.SJIS
with a breakpoint at gencat.c:336:
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          if (buf[act_len - 1] == '\n')
            {
              --act_len;

              /* There might be more than one backslash at the end of
                 the line.  Only if there is an odd number of them is
                 the line continued.  */
              if (buf[act_len - 1] == '\\')   ### act_len can be 0
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2. Observe the case when 0==act_len and a reference is made to buf[act_len -1].
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Actual Results:  'buf' is referenced at index -1, which is outside the bounds of
a malloc()ed block.

Expected Results:  No reference outside the bounds of a malloc()ed block.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jakub Jelinek 2003-04-09 15:21:39 EDT
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. 
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen 
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2003-136.html

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