Multiple buffer-overflows in AlsaPlayer 0.99.76

2006.08.11
Risk: Low
Local: Yes
Remote: Yes
CWE: CWE-Other


CVSS Base Score: 5/10
Impact Subscore: 2.9/10
Exploitability Subscore: 10/10
Exploit range: Remote
Attack complexity: Low
Authentication: No required
Confidentiality impact: None
Integrity impact: None
Availability impact: Partial

####################################################################### Luigi Auriemma Application: AlsaPlayer http://www.alsaplayer.org Versions: <= 0.99.76 and current CVS Platforms: *nix and others Bugs: A] buffer-overflow in reconnect's redirection B] buffer-overflow in GTK playlist C] buffer-overflow in cddb_lookup Exploitation: remote and local Date: 09 Aug 2006 Author: Luigi Auriemma e-mail: aluigi (at) autistici (dot) org [email concealed] web: aluigi.org ####################################################################### 1) Introduction 2) Bug 3) The Code 4) Fix ####################################################################### =============== 1) Introduction =============== AlsaPlayer is a well known and used open source media player originally built around the Alsa drivers. ####################################################################### ====== 2) Bug ====== --------------------------------------------- A] buffer-overflow in reconnect's redirection --------------------------------------------- The function which handles the HTTP connections is vulnerable to a buffer-overflow that happens when it uses sscanf for copying the URL in the Location's field received from the server into the redirect buffer of only 1024 bytes declared in http_open. From reader/http/http.c: static int reconnect (http_desc_t *desc, char *redirect) { char request [2048]; char response [10240]; ... } else if (rc == 302) { s = strstr(response, "302"); if (s) { //alsaplayer_error("%s", s); s = strstr(response, "Location: "); if (s && redirect) { /* Parse redirect */ if (sscanf(s, "Location: %[^r]", redirect)) { /* alsaplayer_error("Redirection: %s", redirect); */ } } return 1; } ... ---------------------------------- B] buffer-overflow in GTK playlist ---------------------------------- A buffer-overflow exists in the functions which add items to the playlist when the GTK interface is used (so the other interfaces are not affected by this problem): new_list_item and CbUpdated in interface/gtk/PlaylistWindow.cpp. The best way for exploiting this bug is through the following URLs (perfect, for example, if AlsaPlayer is the default player of the web browser): http://aaaaa(more_than_1024_chars)aaaaa or http://127.0.0.1/aaaaa(more_than_1024_chars)aaaaa.mp3 --------------------------------- C] buffer-overflow in cddb_lookup --------------------------------- AlsaPlayer automatically queries the CDDB server specified in its configuration (by default freedb.freedb.org) when the user choices the CDDA function for playing audio CDs. The function which queries the server uses a buffer of 20 bytes and one of 9 for storing the category and ID strings received from the server while the buffer which contains this server's response is 32768 bytes long. Naturally for exploiting this bug the attacker must have control of the freedb server specified in the AlsaPlayer's configuration. From input/ccda/cdda_engine.c: char * cddb_lookup (char *address, char *char_port, int discID, struct cd_trk_list *tl) { int port = atoi (char_port); int server_fd, i, j, n; int total_secs = 0, counter = 0; char *answer = NULL, *username, *filename, categ[20], newID[9]; char msg[BUFFER_SIZE], offsets[BUFFER_SIZE], tmpbuf[BUFFER_SIZE]; char hostname[MAXHOSTNAMELEN], server[80]; ... /* copy the match to the category */ j = 0; while (answer[i] != ' ') categ[j++] = answer[i++]; categ[j++] = ''; /* copy the new cdID */ j = 0; i++; while (answer[i] != ' ') newID[j++] = answer[i++]; newID[j++] = ''; } ... ####################################################################### =========== 3) The Code =========== http://aluigi.org/poc/alsapbof.zip usage examples: A] nc -l -p 80 -v -v -n < alsapbof_a.txt B] alsaplayer http://`perl -e 'print "a"x2000'` C] nc -l -p 888 -v -v -n < alsapbof_c.txt ####################################################################### ====== 4) Fix ====== I have tried to contact the developer some days ago but seems that the program is no longer supported (the latest version is three years old). ####################################################################### --- Luigi Auriemma http://aluigi.org http://mirror.aluigi.org


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