[FFmpeg-devel] Security issues?

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Wed Sep 23 16:22:27 CEST 2009

On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 10:42:14PM +0200, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 08:09:08PM +0200, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> > Hi
> > 
> > lars has mailed me the following 2 links
> > http://www.heise.de/newsticker/Sicherheitsluecken-in-VLC-und-FFmpeg--/meldung/145655
> > http://secunia.com/advisories/36805/
> heres another one for vorbis that appears security relevant
> http://src.chromium.org/viewvc/chrome/trunk/deps/third_party/ffmpeg/patches/to_upstream/23_vorbis_sane_partition.patch?view=markup
> one issue is
>     uint_fast16_t n_to_read=vr->end-vr->begin;                  <-- overflow, could end at 0xFFFF, 0xFFFFFFFF or others
>     uint_fast16_t ptns_to_read=n_to_read/vr->partition_size;
>     uint_fast8_t classifs[ptns_to_read*vc->audio_channels];     <-- can end up way too big for the stack space available
> also obviously as ptns_to_read is used later in code writing
> again, please someone who knows vorbis_dec.c review and commit this if its ok
> and fixes the issue


Michael     GnuPG fingerprint: 9FF2128B147EF6730BADF133611EC787040B0FAB

Rewriting code that is poorly written but fully understood is good.
Rewriting code that one doesnt understand is a sign that one is less smart
then the original author, trying to rewrite it will not make it better.
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