Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] [Wireshark-commits] rev 49644: /trunk/epan/ /trunk/epan/: pr
From: Evan Huus <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 30 May 2013 22:15:18 -0400
On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 9:46 PM,  <[email protected]> wrote:
> http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=49644
>
> User: morriss
> Date: 2013/05/30 06:46 PM
>
> Log:
>  (Finally!) check in part of Didier's patch to fix
>  https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=3290
>  (TRY_TO_FAKE_THIS_ITEM disables bounds errors):
>
>  Before calling TRY_TO_FAKE_THIS_ITEM() check if the length given (or, in
>  the case of FT_UINT_{STRING,BYTES}, the length we retrieve from the TVB)
>  exceeds what's left in the TVB.
>
>  Do this only for proto_tree_add_item() for now (it's the most commonly used
>  and thus the biggest trouble maker in this area).
>
>  Similar changes for other APIs will come later (if nothing blows up).  Despite
>  the fuzz failures this bug has caused I'm not sure about back-porting it...
>
> Directory: /trunk/epan/
>   Changes    Path          Action
>   +28 -3     proto.c       Modified

Thank you for this!

If we get through a round or two of fuzz-testing without any failures
I would really like to see this backported to every stable branch
(even 1.6). It closes an entire class of security vulnerabilities, and
while it is a fairly non-trivial behavioural change in a hot code
path, it is relatively short and clearly not doing anything too odd.

Fingers crossed for no unexpected side-effects...
Evan