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Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:04:26 +0100
From: Agostino Sarubbo <>
Subject: libming: listswf: NULL pointer dereference in dumpBuffer (read.c)

If suitable for a CVE please assign one. Thanks.

libming is a Flash (SWF) output library. It can be used from PHP, Perl, Ruby, 
Python, C, C++, Java, and probably more on the way..

A fuzzing revealed a null pointer access in listswf. The bug does not reside 
in any shared object but if you have a web application that calls directly the 
listswf binary to parse untrusted swf, then you are affected.

The complete ASan output:

# listswf $FILE
header indicates a filesize of 7917 but filesize is 187
File version: 100
File size: 187
Frame size: (8452,8981)x(-4096,0)
Frame rate: 67.851562 / sec.
Total frames: 16387
 Stream out of sync after parse of blocktype 2 (SWF_DEFINESHAPE). 166 but 
expecting 23.

Offset: 21 (0x0015)
Block type: 2 (SWF_DEFINESHAPE)
Block length: 0

 CharacterID: 55319
 RECT:  (-2048,140)x(0,-1548):12
 FillStyleArray:  FillStyleCount:     18  FillStyleCountExtended:      0
 FillStyle:  FillStyleType: 0
 RGBA: ( 0, 1,9a,ff)
 FillStyle:  FillStyleType: 7f
 FillStyle:  FillStyleType: b
 FillStyle:  FillStyleType: fb
 FillStyle:  FillStyleType: 82                                                                                                                                                                 
 FillStyle:  FillStyleType: 24                                                                                                                                                                 
 FillStyle:  FillStyleType: 67                                                                                                                                                                 
 FillStyle:  FillStyleType: 67                                                                                                                                                                 
 FillStyle:  FillStyleType: 18                                                                                                                                                                 
 FillStyle:  FillStyleType: 9d                                                                                                                                                                 
 FillStyle:  FillStyleType: 6d                                                                                                                                                                 
 FillStyle:  FillStyleType: d7                                                                                                                                                                 
 FillStyle:  FillStyleType: 97                                                                                                                                                                 
 FillStyle:  FillStyleType: 1                                                                                                                                                                  
 FillStyle:  FillStyleType: 26                                                                                                                                                                 
 FillStyle:  FillStyleType: 1a                                                                                                                                                                 
 FillStyle:  FillStyleType: 17                                                                                                                                                                 
 FillStyle:  FillStyleType: 9a                                                                                                                                                                 
 LineStyleArray:  LineStyleCount: 19                                                                                                                                                           
 LineStyle:  Width: 1722                                                                                                                                                                       
 RGBA: (7a,38,df,ff)                                                                                                                                                                           
 LineStyle:  Width: 42742                                                                                                                                                                      
 RGBA: ( 0, 0, 0,ff)                                                                                                                                                                           
 LineStyle:  Width: 70                                                                                                                                                                         
 RGBA: (10,91,64,ff)                                                                                                                                                                           
 LineStyle:  Width: 37031                                                                                                                                                                      
 RGBA: (e7,c7,15,ff)                                                                                                                                                                           
 LineStyle:  Width: 9591                                                                                                                                                                       
 RGBA: (dc,ee,81,ff)                                                                                                                                                                           
 LineStyle:  Width: 4249                                                                                                                                                                       
 RGBA: ( 0,ee,ed,ff)                                                                                                                                                                           
 LineStyle:  Width: 60909                                                                                                                                                                      
 RGBA: (ed,ed,ed,ff)                                                                                                                                                                           
 LineStyle:  Width: 60909
 RGBA: (ed,ed,ed,ff)
 LineStyle:  Width: 60909
 RGBA: (ed,ed,ed,ff)
 LineStyle:  Width: 60909
 RGBA: (ed,ed,ed,ff)
 LineStyle:  Width: 60909
 RGBA: (ed,ed,ed,ff)
 LineStyle:  Width: 60909
 RGBA: (ed,ed,a7,ff)
 LineStyle:  Width: 42919
 RGBA: (a7,a7,9c,ff)
 LineStyle:  Width: 40092
 RGBA: (9c,9c,9c,ff)
 LineStyle:  Width: 32156
 RGBA: (9c,bc,9c,ff)
 LineStyle:  Width: 33948
 RGBA: (9c,9c,9c,ff)
 LineStyle:  Width: 26404
 RGBA: ( 0, c,80,ff)
 LineStyle:  Width: 42752
 RGBA: (a7, 2, 2,ff)
 LineStyle:  Width: 514
 RGBA: (c6, 2, 0,ff)
 NumFillBits: 11
 NumLineBits: 13
 Curved EdgeRecord: 9 Control(-145,637) Anchor(-735,-1010)
 Curved EdgeRecord: 7 Control(-177,156) Anchor(16,32)
  StateNewStyles: 0 StateLineStyle: 1  StateFillStyle1: 0
  StateFillStyle0: 0 StateMoveTo: 0
   LineStyle: 257

Offset: 23 (0x0017)
Block type: 864 (Unknown Block Type)
Block length: 23

0000: 64 00 00 00 46 4f a3 12  00 00 01 9a 7f 0b fb 82    d...FO.. .......
0010: 24 67 67 18 9d 6d d7                               $gg..m.

Offset: 48 (0x0030)
Block type: 6 (SWF_DEFINEBITS)
Block length: 23

 CharacterID: 6694

Offset: 73 (0x0049)
Block length: 7

==27703==ERROR: AddressSanitizer: SEGV on unknown address 0x000000000000 (pc 
0x00000059d2ff bp 0x7ffe859e6fc0 sp 0x7ffe859e6f50 T0)
==27703==The signal is caused by a READ memory access.
==27703==Hint: address points to the zero page.
    #0 0x59d2fe in dumpBuffer /tmp/portage/media-
    #1 0x51c305 in outputSWF_UNKNOWNBLOCK /tmp/portage/media-
    #2 0x51c305 in outputBlock /tmp/portage/media-
    #3 0x527e83 in readMovie /tmp/portage/media-
    #4 0x527e83 in main /tmp/portage/media-
    #5 0x7f0186c4461f in __libc_start_main /var/tmp/portage/sys-
    #6 0x419b38 in _init (/usr/bin/listswf+0x419b38)

AddressSanitizer can not provide additional info.
SUMMARY: AddressSanitizer: SEGV /tmp/portage/media-
libs/ming-0.4.7/work/ming-0_4_7/util/read.c:441:23 in dumpBuffer

Affected version:

Fixed version:

Commit fix:

This bug was discovered by Agostino Sarubbo of Gentoo.



2016-11-24: bug discovered and reported to upstream
2016-12-01: blog post about the issue

This bug was found with American Fuzzy Lop.


Agostino Sarubbo
Gentoo Linux Developer

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