Bug 1691636 (CVE-2018-19872) - CVE-2018-19872 qt: Malformed PPM image causing division by zero and crash in qppmhandler.cpp
Summary: CVE-2018-19872 qt: Malformed PPM image causing division by zero and crash in ...
Alias: CVE-2018-19872
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: 1691637 1691638 1702030 1702031
Blocks: 1696265
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2019-03-22 07:01 UTC by Dhananjay Arunesh
Modified: 2021-02-16 22:13 UTC (History)
10 users (show)

Fixed In Version: qt 5.6.4, qt 5.9.7, qt 5.11.2
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Last Closed: 2020-03-31 22:33:44 UTC

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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2020:1172 0 None None None 2020-03-31 19:30:27 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2020:1665 0 None None None 2020-04-28 15:37:05 UTC

Description Dhananjay Arunesh 2019-03-22 07:01:17 UTC
An issue was discovered in Qt 5.11. A malformed PPM image causes a division by zero and a crash in qppmhandler.cpp.


Comment 1 Dhananjay Arunesh 2019-03-22 07:03:19 UTC
External References:


Comment 2 Dhananjay Arunesh 2019-03-22 07:04:09 UTC
Created qt tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1691638]

Created qt5 tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1691637]

Comment 3 Kevin Kofler 2019-03-22 14:02:23 UTC
You can list all versions of qt3 as not affected. I verified that this code is not present in Qt 3, it was introduced in Qt 4.0.0.

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2019-04-01 01:21:34 UTC
qt-4.8.7-45.fc28 has been pushed to the Fedora 28 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 6 Kevin Kofler 2019-04-15 21:38:13 UTC
I don't see how you can come to the conclusion that rhel-*/qt=notaffected. I have seen the vulnerable code in ALL versions of Qt 4, from 4.0.0 to 4.8.7.

Comment 7 Scott Gayou 2019-04-15 23:03:06 UTC
Backtrace from 5.11.1:

Program received signal SIGFPE, Arithmetic exception.
0x00007ffff7a741ca in scale_pbm_color (bv=12336, gv=12336, rv=12336, mx=0)
    at ../../include/QtGui/../../src/gui/painting/qrgba64.h:79
79	../../include/QtGui/../../src/gui/painting/qrgba64.h: No such file or directory.
(gdb) bt
#0  0x00007ffff7a741ca in scale_pbm_color (bv=12336, gv=12336, rv=12336, mx=0)
    at ../../include/QtGui/../../src/gui/painting/qrgba64.h:79
#1  read_pbm_body (outImage=0x7fffffffd490, mcc=1329790976, h=3, w=<optimized out>, 
    type=<optimized out>, device=0x61c330) at image/qppmhandler.cpp:193
#2  QPpmHandler::read (this=0x61c8b0, image=0x7fffffffd490) at image/qppmhandler.cpp:509
#3  0x00007ffff7a46a8a in QImageReader::read (this=0x7fffffffd4e8, image=0x7fffffffd490)
    at image/qimagereader.cpp:1313
#4  0x00007ffff7a470d8 in QImageReader::read (this=this@entry=0x7fffffffd4e8)
    at image/qimagereader.cpp:1261
#5  0x00007ffff7a2f0da in QImage::load (this=0x7fffffffd560, fileName=..., format=<optimized out>)
    at image/qimage.cpp:3460
#6  0x0000000000400ce2 in main (argc=2, argv=0x7fffffffd6d8) at main.cpp:14

Unable to reproduce this on Red Hat Enterprise 6 or 7 (7 running qt 4.8.7).

Comment 8 Scott Gayou 2019-04-22 18:33:38 UTC
static inline QRgb scale_pbm_color(quint16 mx, quint16 rv, quint16 gv, quint16 bv)
    return QRgba64::fromRgba64((rv * 0xffffu) / mx, (gv * 0xffffu) / mx, (bv * 0xffffu) / mx, 0xffff).toArgb32();

Looks like MX is 0 and a nice exception occurs.

Unrelated, but interesting. Division by zero is undefined behavior. gcc seems to generate a SIGFPE, whereas clang/llvm seems to generate junk and continue. Easiest way to detect this via a clang build is with -fsanitize=undefined. I'm sure there are a bunch of other knobs and switches to change the behavior.

Comment 9 Scott Gayou 2019-04-22 18:35:57 UTC
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 looks like it has the responsible code even though I couldn't reproduce it.. Didn't track down where/why mx is getting set to zero, but 7 could potentially be impacted. The code doesn't appear in earlier versions to the best of my knowledge.

Comment 13 errata-xmlrpc 2020-03-31 19:30:25 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2020:1172 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2020:1172

Comment 14 Product Security DevOps Team 2020-03-31 22:33:44 UTC
This bug is now closed. Further updates for individual products will be reflected on the CVE page(s):


Comment 15 errata-xmlrpc 2020-04-28 15:37:04 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

Via RHSA-2020:1665 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2020:1665

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