Bug 1631054 (CVE-2018-17097) - CVE-2018-17097 soundtouch: Out-of-bounds heap write in WavOutFile::write()
Summary: CVE-2018-17097 soundtouch: Out-of-bounds heap write in WavOutFile::write()
Alias: CVE-2018-17097
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1631056 1631057 Engineering1631059
Blocks: Embargoed1631058
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-09-19 20:04 UTC by Pedro Sampaio
Modified: 2021-10-25 22:17 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2021-10-25 22:17:55 UTC

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Description Pedro Sampaio 2018-09-19 20:04:10 UTC
The WavFileBase class in WavFile.cpp in Olli Parviainen SoundTouch 2.0 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (double free) or possibly have unspecified other impact, as demonstrated by SoundStretch.

Upstream issue:




Comment 1 Pedro Sampaio 2018-09-19 20:04:45 UTC
Created soundtouch tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: epel-6 [bug 1631057]
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1631056]

Comment 3 Adam Mariš 2018-10-22 15:02:36 UTC
This is not double free in fact, it is actually off-by-one error that happens in WavOutFile::write(float*, int) function:

        case 3:
            char *temp2 = (char *)temp;
            for (int i = 0; i < numElems; i ++)
                int value = saturate(buffer[i] * 8388608.0f, -8388608.0f, 8388607.0f);
                *((int*)temp2) = _swap32(value);
                temp2 += 3;

temp is allocated with size numElems * 3. In the last loop when i == numElems - 1, int value is stored into temp2 which on most architectures has 4 bytes, therefore the last byte is written out of bounds, which overwrites the PREV_INUSE bit in next chunk. When convBuff is later freed, glibc finds that PREV_INUSE bit is clear, triggering double free detection as a result.

Comment 4 Adam Mariš 2018-10-22 15:02:44 UTC

This issue did not affect the versions of soundtouch as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 as they did not include the vulnerable code.

Comment 5 Sergio Basto 2018-10-22 15:34:33 UTC
hi, can you provide a patch to apply in source code ? please 

Upstream still not solve the problem [1] 



Comment 6 Adam Mariš 2018-11-05 16:01:36 UTC
Upstream patch:


(https://gitlab.com/soundtouch/soundtouch/commit/09e04252dde9ef02a7d254315b13089996afe302 - this was the previous attempt to fix which was found incomplete)

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