Bug 1737747 (CVE-2019-1010317) - CVE-2019-1010317 wavpack: Use of uninitialized variable in ParseCaffHeaderConfig leads to DoS
Summary: CVE-2019-1010317 wavpack: Use of uninitialized variable in ParseCaffHeaderCon...
Alias: CVE-2019-1010317
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: 1737748 1737749 1737750 1741251 1741252
Blocks: 1737752
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2019-08-06 07:18 UTC by Marian Rehak
Modified: 2021-02-16 21:32 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2020-04-28 16:33:42 UTC

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Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2020:1581 0 None None None 2020-04-28 15:27:53 UTC

Description Marian Rehak 2019-08-06 07:18:27 UTC
WavPack 5.1.0 and earlier is affected by: CWE-457: Use of Uninitialized Variable. The impact is: Unexpected control flow, crashes, and segfaults. The component is: ParseCaffHeaderConfig (caff.c:486). The attack vector is: Maliciously crafted .wav file.

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Comment 1 Marian Rehak 2019-08-06 07:19:10 UTC
Created mingw-wavpack tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: epel-7 [bug 1737748]
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1737750]

Created wavpack tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1737749]

Comment 6 Marco Benatto 2019-08-14 15:34:34 UTC
When wavpack parses a a CAF file it doesn't properly validates whether a 'desc' chunck is present into CAF header. The lack of proper input validation lead to a further read from a uninitialized variable when trying to calculate the file data chunk size. This might cause confidentiality impact as the uninitialized variable contains data from stack, however the security impact for this flaw is very low as the improper read data is never exposed to an attacker.

Comment 7 Marco Benatto 2019-08-14 15:37:02 UTC

This issue affects wavpack versions as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8. The security impact for this flaw was calculated as 'Low' by the Red Hat Product Security Team. Previous Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions are not affected as wavpack shipped with it doesn't support CAF file format, which is needed to reach the code where the flaw resides at.

Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2020-04-28 15:27:51 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

Via RHSA-2020:1581 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2020:1581

Comment 9 Product Security DevOps Team 2020-04-28 16:33:42 UTC
This bug is now closed. Further updates for individual products will be reflected on the CVE page(s):


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