Date: Thu, 23 May 2013 08:10:56 -0700 From: Alan Coopersmith <alan.coopersmith@...cle.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com CC: Ilja Van Sprundel <ivansprundel@...ctive.com> Subject: Fwd: [ANNOUNCE] X.Org Security Advisory: Protocol handling issues in X Window System client libraries -------- Original Message -------- Subject: [ANNOUNCE] X.Org Security Advisory: Protocol handling issues in X Window System client libraries Date: Thu, 23 May 2013 08:05:22 -0700 From: Alan Coopersmith <alan.coopersmith@...cle.com> To: xorg-announce@...ts.x.org CC: xorg@...ts.x.org, xorg-devel@...ts.x.org X.Org Security Advisory: May 23, 2013 Protocol handling issues in X Window System client libraries ============================================================ Description: ============ Ilja van Sprundel, a security researcher with IOActive, has discovered a large number of issues in the way various X client libraries handle the responses they receive from servers, and has worked with X.Org's security team to analyze, confirm, and fix these issues. Most of these issues stem from the client libraries trusting the server to send correct protocol data, and not verifying that the values will not overflow or cause other damage. Most of the time X clients & servers are run by the same user, with the server more privileged from the clients, so this is not a problem, but there are scenarios in which a privileged client can be connected to an unprivileged server, for instance, connecting a setuid X client (such as a screen lock program) to a virtual X server (such as Xvfb or Xephyr) which the user has modified to return invalid data, potentially allowing the user to escalate their privileges. The X.Org security team would like to take this opportunity to remind X client authors that current best practices suggest separating code that requires privileges from the GUI, to reduce the attack surface of issues like this. The vulnerabilities include: - integer overflows calculating memory needs for replies These calls do not check that their calculations for how much memory is needed to handle the returned data have not overflowed, so can result in allocating too little memory and then writing the returned data past the end of the allocated buffer. * CVE-2013-1981: libX11 18.104.22.1681 (1.6 RC1) and earlier Affected functions: XQueryFont(), _XF86BigfontQueryFont(), XListFontsWithInfo(), XGetMotionEvents(), XListHosts(), XGetModifierMapping(), XGetPointerMapping(), XGetKeyboardMapping(), XGetWindowProperty(), XGetImage() * CVE-2013-1982: libXext 1.3.1 and earlier Affected functions: XcupGetReservedColormapEntries(), XcupStoreColors(), XdbeGetVisualInfo(), XeviGetVisualInfo(), XShapeGetRectangles(), XSyncListSystemCounters() * CVE-2013-1983: libXfixes 5.0 and earlier Affected functions: XFixesGetCursorImage() * CVE-2013-1984: libXi 1.7.1 and earlier Affected functions: XGetDeviceControl(), XGetFeedbackControl(), XGetDeviceDontPropagateList(), XGetDeviceMotionEvents(), XIGetProperty(), XIGetSelectedEvents(), XGetDeviceProperties(), XListInputDevices() * CVE-2013-1985: libXinerama 1.1.2 and earlier Affected functions: XineramaQueryScreens() * CVE-2013-2062: libXp 1.0.1 and earlier Affected functions: XpGetAttributes(), XpGetOneAttribute(), XpGetPrinterList(), XpQueryScreens() * CVE-2013-1986: libXrandr 1.4.0 and earlier Affected functions: XRRQueryOutputProperty(), XRRQueryProviderProperty() [XRRQueryProviderProperty() was introduced in libXrandr 1.4.0 and is not found in 1.3.2 and older releases.] * CVE-2013-1987: libXrender 0.9.7 and earlier Affected functions: XRenderQueryFilters(), XRenderQueryFormats(), XRenderQueryPictIndexValues() * CVE-2013-1988: libXRes 1.0.6 and earlier Affected functions: XResQueryClients(), XResQueryClientResources() * CVE-2013-2063: libXtst 1.2.1 and earlier Affected functions: XRecordGetContext() * CVE-2013-1989: libXv 1.0.7 and earlier Affected functions: XvQueryPortAttributes(), XvListImageFormats(), XvCreateImage() * CVE-2013-1990: libXvMC 1.0.7 and earlier Affected functions: XvMCListSurfaceTypes(), XvMCListSubpictureTypes() * CVE-2013-1991: libXxf86dga 1.1.3 and earlier Affected functions: XDGAQueryModes(), XDGASetMode() * CVE-2013-1992: libdmx 1.1.2 and earlier Affected functions: DMXGetScreenAttributes(), DMXGetWindowAttributes(), DMXGetInputAttributes() * CVE-2013-2064: libxcb 1.9 and earlier Affected functions: read_packet() * CVE-2013-1993: libGLX in Mesa 9.1.1 and earlier Affected functions: XF86DRIOpenConnection(), XF86DRIGetClientDriverName() * CVE-2013-1994: libchromeXvMC & libchromeXvMCPro in openChrome 0.3.2 and earlier Affected functions: uniDRIOpenConnection(), uniDRIGetClientDriverName() - sign extension issues calculating memory needs for replies These calls do not check that their calculations for how much memory is needed to handle the returned data have not had sign extension issues when converting smaller integer types to larger ones, leading to negative numbers being used in memory size calculations that can result in allocating too little memory and then writing the returned data past the end of the allocated buffer. * CVE-2013-1995: libXi 1.7.1 and earlier Affected functions: XListInputDevices() * CVE-2013-1996: libFS 1.0.4 and earlier Affected functions: FSOpenServer() - buffer overflows due to not validating length or offset values in replies These calls do not check that the lengths and/or indexes returned by the server are within the bounds specified by the caller or the bounds of the memory allocated by the function, so could write past the bounds of allocated memory when storing the returned data. * CVE-2013-1997: libX11 22.214.171.1241 (1.6 RC1) and earlier Affected functions: XAllocColorCells(), _XkbReadGetDeviceInfoReply(), _XkbReadGeomShapes(), _XkbReadGetGeometryReply(), _XkbReadKeySyms(), _XkbReadKeyActions(), _XkbReadKeyBehaviors(), _XkbReadModifierMap(), _XkbReadExplicitComponents(), _XkbReadVirtualModMap(), _XkbReadGetNamesReply(), _XkbReadGetMapReply(), _XimXGetReadData(), XListFonts(), XListExtensions(), XGetFontPath() * CVE-2013-1998: libXi 1.7.1 and earlier Affected functions: XGetDeviceButtonMapping(), _XIPassiveGrabDevice(), XQueryDeviceState() * CVE-2013-2066: libXv 1.0.7 and earlier Affected functions: XvQueryPortAttributes() * CVE-2013-1999: libXvMC 1.0.7 and earlier Affected functions: XvMCGetDRInfo() * CVE-2013-2000: libXxf86dga 1.1.3 and earlier Affected functions: XDGAQueryModes(), XDGASetMode() * CVE-2013-2001: libXxf86vm 1.1.2 and earlier Affected functions: XF86VidModeGetGammaRamp() * CVE-2013-2002: libXt 1.1.3 and earlier Affected functions: _XtResourceConfigurationEH() - integer overflows parsing user-specified files These calls do not check that their calculations for how much memory is needed to handle the data being read have not overflowed, so can result in allocating too little memory and then writing the returned data past the end of the allocated buffer. * CVE-2013-1981: libX11 126.96.36.1991 (1.6 RC1) and earlier Affected functions: LoadColornameDB(), XrmGetFileDatabase(), _XimParseStringFile(), TransFileName() * CVE-2013-2003: libXcursor 1.1.13 and earlier Affected functions: _XcursorFileHeaderCreate() - unbounded recursion parsing user-specified files These calls read in files and handle C-style '#include' directives to include other files, and have no limit for how many levels deep they will go, including allowing files to #include themselves, until the stack overflows from the recursive function calling patterns. * CVE-2013-2004: libX11 188.8.131.521 (1.6 RC1) and earlier Affected functions: GetDatabase(), _XimParseStringFile() - memory corruption due to unchecked return values These calls assume that pointers are properly initialized by the XGetWindowProperty() function and don't check for failure of the function to return a valid window property, which can lead to use of uninitialized pointers for reading, writing, or passing to functions such as free(). XGetWindowProperty() in libX11 184.108.40.2061 (1.6RC1) and earlier did not ensure returned pointers were initialized to NULL when returning a failure (this is fixed in libX11 220.127.116.112 and later). * CVE-2013-2005: libXt 1.1.3 and earlier Affected functions: ReqCleanup(), HandleSelectionEvents(), ReqTimedOut(), HandleNormal(), HandleSelectionReplies() Affected Versions ================= X.Org believes all prior versions of these libraries contain these flaws, dating back to their introduction. Versions of the X libraries built on top of the Xlib bridge to the XCB framework are vulnerable to fewer issues than those without, due to the added safety and consistency assertions in the XCB calls to read data from the network, but most of these vulnerabilities are not caught by those checks. Fixes ===== Fixes are available in git commits and patches which will be listed on http://www.x.org/wiki/Development/Security/Advisory-2013-05-23 when this advisory is released. Fixes will also be included in these module releases from X.Org: libX11 18.104.22.1682 (1.6 RC2) libXcursor 1.1.14 libXext 1.3.2 libXfixes 5.0.1 libXi 1.7.2 libXinerama 1.1.3 libXp 1.0.2 libXrandr 1.4.1 libXrender 0.9.8 libXRes 1.0.7 libXv 1.0.8 libXvMC 1.0.8 libXxf86dga 1.1.4 libXxf86vm 1.1.3 libdmx 1.1.3 libxcb 1.9.1 libFS 1.0.5 libXt 1.1.4 or releases to be determined from our sister projects: xf86-video-openchrome OpenChrome project - http://www.openchrome.org/ Mesa Mesa3D project - http://www.mesa3d.org/ Thanks ====== X.Org thanks Ilja van Sprundel of IOActive for reporting these issues to our security team and assisting them in understanding them and evaluating our fixes, and Alan Coopersmith of Oracle for coordinating the X.Org response and developing the fixes for these issues. -- -Alan Coopersmith- alan.coopersmith@...cle.com X.Org Security Response Team - xorg-security@...ts.x.org [ CONTENT OF TYPE application/pgp-signature SKIPPED ] _______________________________________________ xorg@...ts.x.org: X.Org support Archives: http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/xorg Info: http://lists.x.org/mailman/listinfo/xorg Your subscription address: alan.coopersmith@...cle.com
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