Bug 1903588 (CVE-2020-29363) - CVE-2020-29363 p11-kit: out-of-bounds write in p11_rpc_buffer_get_byte_array_value function in rpc-message.c
Summary: CVE-2020-29363 p11-kit: out-of-bounds write in p11_rpc_buffer_get_byte_array_...
Alias: CVE-2020-29363
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: 1906816 1907909 1907911 1909018
Blocks: 1902080
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Reported: 2020-12-02 12:55 UTC by Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz
Modified: 2023-09-26 14:53 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

Fixed In Version: p11-kit 0.23.22
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Last Closed: 2021-05-18 20:37:47 UTC

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Description Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz 2020-12-02 12:55:15 UTC
The p11_rpc_buffer_get_byte_array_value function can write past the end of a heap buffer using memcpy due to a missing length check in p11_rpc_buffer_get_attribute. In the RPC protocol, each attribute has a length field, which is used to allocate memory, but byte array attribute values have their own separate length field, and it is this length field that is used in memcpy.

Comment 2 Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz 2020-12-15 13:55:39 UTC
Created mingw-p11-kit tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1907911]

Created p11-kit tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1907909]

Comment 3 Cedric Buissart 2020-12-18 08:15:09 UTC
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Comment 5 Marco Benatto 2021-01-07 14:55:33 UTC
The main outcome of an successful attack is a DoS on the affected component due to a heap-based overflow, implying in a high availability impact. There's no Integrity or Confidentiality as it's very unlikely an attacker and trigger any remote code execution due to the heap layout.

Comment 10 Cedric Buissart 2021-01-11 15:21:52 UTC

The p11-kit library is primarily intended to be used locally, in which case the attacker needs to have sufficient permission to access the p11-kit communication. Although there may be use cases of p11-kit being used with a remote entity, all parties must be considered trusted.
As a result, Red Hat considers this vulnerability with a Medium severity.

Comment 11 errata-xmlrpc 2021-05-18 13:40:11 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

Via RHSA-2021:1609 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2021:1609

Comment 12 Product Security DevOps Team 2021-05-18 20:37:47 UTC
This bug is now closed. Further updates for individual products will be reflected on the CVE page(s):


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