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Bug #73022 str_repeat write access violation
Submitted: 2016-09-05 20:40 UTC Modified: 2016-09-18 04:22 UTC
From: fernando at null-life dot com Assigned:
Status: No Feedback Package: Strings related
PHP Version: 7.0.10 OS: Windows
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2016-09-05 20:40 UTC] fernando at null-life dot com
Attached script causes a write access violation when running with the binary when using USE_ZEND_ALLOC=0

	zend_string		*input_str;		/* Input string */
	zend_long 		mult;			/* Multiplier */
	zend_string	*result;		/* Resulting string */
	size_t		result_len;		/* Length of the resulting string */

	if (zend_parse_parameters(ZEND_NUM_ARGS(), "Sl", &input_str, &mult) == FAILURE) {

	if (mult < 0) {
		php_error_docref(NULL, E_WARNING, "Second argument has to be greater than or equal to 0");

	/* Don't waste our time if it's empty */
	/* ... or if the multiplier is zero */
	if (ZSTR_LEN(input_str) == 0 || mult == 0)

	/* Initialize the result string */
-->	result = zend_string_safe_alloc(ZSTR_LEN(input_str), mult, 0, 0);
	result_len = ZSTR_LEN(input_str) * mult;

Test script:

$v3=str_repeat("#", 0xffffffff/3);

Expected result:
No crash

Actual result:
(2a90.24c0): Access violation - code c0000005 (first chance)
First chance exceptions are reported before any exception handling.
This exception may be expected and handled.
6263c906 c70601000000    mov     dword ptr [esi],1    ds:002b:00000000=????????
Processing initial command 'r;!exploitable -v'
0:000:x86> r;!exploitable -v
eax=00000000 ebx=55555555 ecx=ad59a3d1 edx=00000000 esi=00000000 edi=55555555
eip=6263c906 esp=0680e49c ebp=0a4a00d0 iopl=0         nv up ei pl nz na pe nc
cs=0023  ss=002b  ds=002b  es=002b  fs=0053  gs=002b             efl=00010206
6263c906 c70601000000    mov     dword ptr [esi],1    ds:002b:00000000=????????

Executing Processor Architecture is x86
Debuggee is in User Mode
Debuggee is a live user mode debugging session on the local machine
Event Type: Exception
*** ERROR: Symbol file could not be found.  Defaulted to export symbols for C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\KERNEL32.DLL - 
*** ERROR: Symbol file could not be found.  Defaulted to export symbols for ntdll.dll - 
Exception Faulting Address: 0x0
First Chance Exception Type: STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION (0xC0000005)
Exception Sub-Type: Write Access Violation

Faulting Instruction:6263c906 mov dword ptr [esi],1

Basic Block:
    6263c906 mov dword ptr [esi],1
       Tainted Input operands: 'esi'
    6263c90c mov dword ptr [esi+4],6
    6263c913 mov dword ptr [esi+8],0
    6263c91a mov dword ptr [esi+0ch],ebx
    6263c91d mov ecx,dword ptr [esp+0ch]
    6263c921 mov edx,dword ptr [esp+10h]
    6263c925 mov edi,dword ptr [ecx+0ch]
    6263c928 mov eax,edi
    6263c92a imul eax,edx
    6263c92d mov dword ptr [esp+14h],eax
    6263c931 cmp edi,1
    6263c934 jne php7!zif_str_repeat+0xba (6263c94a)

Exception Hash (Major/Minor): 0xde5931c9.0xdf3ae42d

 Hash Usage : Stack Trace:
Major+Minor : php7!zif_str_repeat+0x76
Major+Minor : php7!execute_ex+0xfb
Major+Minor : php7!zend_execute+0x124
Major+Minor : php7!zend_execute_scripts+0xe7
Major+Minor : php7!php_execute_script+0x372
Minor       : php!do_cli+0x3d3
Minor       : php!main+0x2cb
Minor       : php!__scrt_common_main_seh+0xf9
Minor       : KERNEL32!BaseThreadInitThunk+0x24
Excluded    : ntdll_77600000!RtlInitializeExceptionChain+0x8f
Excluded    : ntdll_77600000!RtlInitializeExceptionChain+0x5a
Instruction Address: 0x000000006263c906
Source File: c:\php-sdk\php70dev\vc14\x86\php-7.0.10\ext\standard\string.c
Source Line: 5031

Description: User Mode Write AV near NULL
Short Description: WriteAVNearNull
Exploitability Classification: UNKNOWN
Recommended Bug Title: User Mode Write AV near NULL starting at php7!zif_str_repeat+0x0000000000000076 (Hash=0xde5931c9.0xdf3ae42d)

User mode write access violations that are near NULL are unknown.


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 [2016-09-05 21:01 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Feedback -Type: Security +Type: Bug
 [2016-09-05 21:01 UTC]
Unable to reproduce on my machine. Unfortunately, I don't have Windows, so not sure what is going there. Is it reproducible on any Unix system?
 [2016-09-18 04:22 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
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