Bug 2005473 (CVE-2020-21531) - CVE-2020-21531 transfig: global buffer overflow in conv_pattern_index() in gencgm.c
Summary: CVE-2020-21531 transfig: global buffer overflow in conv_pattern_index() in ge...
Alias: CVE-2020-21531
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nobody
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Depends On: 2006001 2006002
Blocks: 2005482
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Reported: 2021-09-17 18:16 UTC by Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz
Modified: 2023-12-13 13:42 UTC (History)
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In transfig's fig2dev 3.2.7b it is possible for an attacker to create a specially crafted file that causes a buffer overflow due to an off by one error during range checking. This leads to a denial of service, impacting availability of the program.
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Last Closed: 2023-12-13 13:42:10 UTC

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Description Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz 2021-09-17 18:16:28 UTC
fig2dev 3.2.7b contains a global buffer overflow in the conv_pattern_index function in gencgm.c.


Comment 1 Garrett Tucker 2021-09-20 16:28:33 UTC
After analysis of this flaw, all versions of RHEL 8 and 9 are affected. The patch that can be applied to fix this flaw is: https://sourceforge.net/p/mcj/fig2dev/ci/2f8d1ae9763dcdc99b88a2b14849fe37174bcd69/. This flaw was caused by an off by one error which caused an out of range pattern and resulted in a global buffer overflow.

Comment 3 Garrett Tucker 2021-10-19 17:10:03 UTC
Analysis did not show any sign of being able to achieve code execution with this flaw. The flaw present caused a denial of service to the program affecting availability, but with no found effects on Integrity or Confidentiality of data. As such the CVSS score should be 5.5/CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

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