Bug 1850564 (CVE-2020-12864) - CVE-2020-12864 sane-backends: Reading uninitialized data in epsonds_net_read in epsonds-net.c
Summary: CVE-2020-12864 sane-backends: Reading uninitialized data in epsonds_net_read ...
Status: NEW
Alias: CVE-2020-12864
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Nobody
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Depends On: 1850565 1850567 1852669
Blocks: 1848100
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Reported: 2020-06-24 13:45 UTC by Pedro Sampaio
Modified: 2023-07-07 08:31 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version: sane-backends 1.0.30
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Description Pedro Sampaio 2020-06-24 13:45:30 UTC
A flaw was found in sane-backends 1.0.30. A issue in the epsonds_net_read function in epsonds-net.c permits reading of uninitialized data leading to disclosure of information.

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Comment 1 Pedro Sampaio 2020-06-24 13:45:55 UTC
Created mingw-sane-backends tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1850567]

Created sane-backends tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1850565]

Comment 2 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2020-07-01 03:56:50 UTC

The vulnerable code is a part of "driver for Epson ESC/I-2 scanners" which was first introduced in sane-backends-1.0.25. (via https://gitlab.com/sane-project/backends/-/commit/d72f4663c0ad6e6f779c15c8baf5f92b675ae19a)  Therefore only versions of sane-backends shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 is affected by this flaw.

Comment 4 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2020-07-01 04:43:05 UTC

This flaw can be mitigated by limiting network scanner discovery to a trusted subnet via the "net" configuration in the "/etc/sane.d/epsonds.conf" configuration file. Also automatic network scanner discovery can be turned off by commenting out the line "net autodiscovery" in the same configuration file.

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