Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2019 19:27:37 -0400 From: Rich Felker <dalias@...c.org> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Cc: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: CVE request: musl libc 1.1.23 and earlier x87 float stack imbalance I've discovered a flaw in musl libc's arch-specific math assembly code for i386, whereby at least the log1p function and possibly others return with more than one item on the x87 stack. This can lead to x87 stack overflow in the execution of subsequent math code, causing it to incorrectly produce a NAN in place of the actual result. If floating point results are used in flow control, this can lead to runaway wrong code execution. For example, in Python (version 3.6.8 tested), at least one code path of the dtoa function becomes an infinite loop performing what's effectively an unbounded-length memset when entered under such a condition. This bug is potentially exploitable in software which calls affected math functions with inputs under user control. Impact depends on how the application handles the ABI-violating x87 state; in Python it seems to be limited to producing a crash. The bug is present in all versions after 0.9.12, up through the current (1.1.23) release. Only 32-bit x86 systems (aka IA32, musl's "i386" arch) are affected. Users of other archs, including x86_64, can safely ignore this issue. Affected users are advised to apply the following patch: https://git.musl-libc.org/cgit/musl/patch/?id=f3ed8bfe8a82af1870ddc8696ed4cc1d5aa6b441
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