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Bug #73011 integer overflow in fgets cause heap corruption
Submitted: 2016-09-04 11:37 UTC Modified: 2017-02-13 01:25 UTC
From: minhrau dot vc dot 365 at gmail dot com Assigned: stas (profile)
Status: Closed Package: Filesystem function related
PHP Version: 5.6.25 OS: ALL
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2016-09-04 11:37 UTC] minhrau dot vc dot 365 at gmail dot com
 Integer overflow in function fgets lead to heap corruption. Please check comment below:

	zval *res;
	long len = 1024;
	char *buf = NULL;
	int argc = ZEND_NUM_ARGS();
	size_t line_len = 0;
	php_stream *stream;

	if (zend_parse_parameters(ZEND_NUM_ARGS() TSRMLS_CC, "r|l", &res, &len) == FAILURE) {

	PHP_STREAM_TO_ZVAL(stream, &res);

	if (argc == 1) {
		/* ask streams to give us a buffer of an appropriate size */
		buf = php_stream_get_line(stream, NULL, 0, &line_len); //<- return string with size_t length
		if (buf == NULL) {
			goto exit_failed;
	} else if (argc > 1) {
		if (len <= 0) {
			php_error_docref(NULL TSRMLS_CC, E_WARNING, "Length parameter must be greater than 0");

		buf = ecalloc(len + 1, sizeof(char));
		if (php_stream_get_line(stream, buf, len, &line_len) == NULL) {
			goto exit_failed;
	//didn't check for len > INT_MAX				
	ZVAL_STRINGL(return_value, buf, line_len, 0);

Test script:

ini_set('memory_limit', -1);

$fd = fopen("/opt/lampp/htdocs/a", "r"); //file a with line > max_int
$str1 = fgets($fd);
chunk_split($str1, 11, $str1);

Expected result:
No Crash

Actual result:
Starting program: /home/minhrau/PHP-5.6.25/sapi/cli/php ~/phptestcase/testfgets.php
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
Using host libthread_db library "/usr/lib/".


Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
0x00007ffff10a59a4 in __memmove_avx_unaligned_erms () from /usr/lib/
(gdb) bt
#0  0x00007ffff10a59a4 in __memmove_avx_unaligned_erms () from /usr/lib/
#1  0x000000000085c99e in zif_chunk_split (ht=3, return_value=0x7ffff7fa14c0, return_value_ptr=0x7ffff7f6c0d8, this_ptr=0x0, return_value_used=0) at /home/minhrau/PHP-5.6.25/ext/standard/string.c:2218
#2  0x00000000009cca94 in zend_do_fcall_common_helper_SPEC (execute_data=0x7ffff7f6c210) at /home/minhrau/PHP-5.6.25/Zend/zend_vm_execute.h:558
#3  0x00000000009d46c4 in ZEND_DO_FCALL_SPEC_CONST_HANDLER (execute_data=0x7ffff7f6c210) at /home/minhrau/PHP-5.6.25/Zend/zend_vm_execute.h:2602
#4  0x00000000009caf87 in execute_ex (execute_data=0x7ffff7f6c210) at /home/minhrau/PHP-5.6.25/Zend/zend_vm_execute.h:363
#5  0x00000000009cb973 in zend_execute (op_array=0x7ffff7fa08d8) at /home/minhrau/PHP-5.6.25/Zend/zend_vm_execute.h:388
#6  0x0000000000986e73 in zend_execute_scripts (type=8, retval=0x0, file_count=3) at /home/minhrau/PHP-5.6.25/Zend/zend.c:1341
#7  0x00000000008f7dcf in php_execute_script (primary_file=0x7fffffffe2a0) at /home/minhrau/PHP-5.6.25/main/main.c:2613
#8  0x0000000000aa9bf5 in do_cli (argc=2, argv=0x1381960) at /home/minhrau/PHP-5.6.25/sapi/cli/php_cli.c:994
#9  0x0000000000aaac43 in main (argc=2, argv=0x1381960) at /home/minhrau/PHP-5.6.25/sapi/cli/php_cli.c:1378


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 [2016-09-04 11:39 UTC] minhrau dot vc dot 365 at gmail dot com
-Package: *General Issues +Package: Filesystem function related
 [2016-09-04 11:39 UTC] minhrau dot vc dot 365 at gmail dot com
change the package name
 [2016-09-05 05:22 UTC]
-Assigned To: +Assigned To: stas
 [2016-09-05 05:22 UTC]
The fix is in security repo as aec5ab899f9de6cf11ded9c77b649b34f5fcb643 and in

please verify
 [2016-09-05 05:26 UTC] minhrau dot vc dot 365 at gmail dot com
Patch looks good.

can i request cve for this?
 [2016-09-13 04:12 UTC]
-Status: Assigned +Status: Closed
 [2016-09-13 04:12 UTC]
The fix for this bug has been committed.

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 [2017-02-13 01:25 UTC]
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