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Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:42:33 +0100
From: Salvatore Bonaccorso <carnil@...ian.org>
To: OSS Security Mailinglist <oss-security@...ts.openwall.com>
Cc: CVE Assignments MITRE <cve-assign@...re.org>
Subject: CVE Request: buffer overflow in ksba_oid_to_str in Libksba

Hi

Today a new upstream version for Libksba (1.3.2) was announced. The
upstream advisory mention following impact:

> Impact of the security bug
> ==========================
> 
> By using special crafted S/MIME messages or ECC based OpenPGP data, it
> is possible to create a buffer overflow.  The bug is not easy to exploit
> because there only 80 possible values which can be used to overwrite
> memory.  However, a denial of service is possible and someone may come
> up with other clever attacks.  Thus this should be fix.
> 
> Affected versions: All Libksba versions < 1.3.2
> 
> Background: Yesterday Hanno Böck found an invalid memory access in the
> 2.1 branch of GnuPG by conveying a malformed OID as part of an ECC key.
> It turned out that this bug has also been in libksba ever since and
> affects at least gpgsm and dirmngr.  The code to convert an OID to its
> string representation has an obvious error of not considering an invalid
> encoding for arc-2.  A first byte of 0x80 can be used to make a value of
> less then 80 and we then subtract 80 from it as required by the OID
> encoding rules.  Due to the use of an unsigned integer this results in a
> pretty long value which won't fit anymore into the allocated buffer.
> The actual fix for lib Libksba is commit f715b9e.

Announce: http://lists.gnupg.org/pipermail/gnupg-announce/2014q4/000359.html
Upstream fix: http://git.gnupg.org/cgi-bin/gitweb.cgi?p=libksba.git;a=commit;h=f715b9e156dfa99ae829fc694e5a0abd23ef97d7

Can a CVE be assigned for this issue in libksba (if not already requested).

Regards,
Salvatore

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