[REVS] DUMB It_read_envelope Heap Overflow
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- Date: 19 Jul 2006 18:25:03 +0200
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DUMB It_read_envelope Heap Overflow
<http://dumb.sourceforge.net> DUMB - Dynamic Universal Music
Bibliotheque. DUMB is an open source player library for the IT, XM, S3M
and MOD file formats.
DUMB is vulnerable to a heap overflow in read_envelope.
* DUMB version 0.9.3 and CVS head from 16/08/2006
it_read_envelope is the function called by it_read_instrument for reading
the envelope values for volume, pan and pitch of each instrument in the IT
(Impulse Tracker) file if it's major or equal than version 0x200.
The function reads an 8 bit value (envelope->n_nodes) which describes the
number of nodes in the envelope and then starts to read them using 8 bit
for node_y and 16 for node_t.
The problem is that both node_y and moreover node_t have a fixed size of
25 elements allocated when the number of instruments in the IT file is
The memory allocated is that of the IT_INSTRUMENT structure which already
contains the three IT_ENVELOPE structures used for volume, pan and pitch.
The amount of data needed to overflow the allocated memory is about 371
bytes, from the end of pitch_envelope to the end of map_sample, which
means we need to specify at least about 213 n_nodes for causing the heap
Proof of concept:
The bug will be fixed in the next version.
The information has been provided by <mailto:aluigi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Luigi
The original article can be found at: <aluigi.org> aluigi.org
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