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Status: Fixed
Closed: Sep 2016

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Symantec: Integer Overflow in TNEF decoder CVE-2016-3645

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Issue description

Simple fuzzing found an integer overflow in the dec2tnef library. This allocation from Attachment::setDataFromAttachment() doesn't verify that the attacker controlled value doesn't wrap:

.text:000227B8 8D 42 01                       lea     eax, [edx+1]
.text:000227BB 89 85 68 FF FF+                mov     [ebp+var_98], eax
.text:000227C1 8B 83 CC FF FF+                mov     eax, ds:(_ZSt7nothrow_ptr - 42CFCh)[ebx]
.text:000227C7 89 44 24 04                    mov     [esp+4], eax
.text:000227CB 8B 85 68 FF FF+                mov     eax, [ebp+var_98]
.text:000227D1 C1 E0 02                       shl     eax, 2
.text:000227D4 89 04 24                       mov     [esp], eax
.text:000227D7 89 95 5C FF FF+                mov     [ebp+src], edx
.text:000227DD 89 8D 58 FF FF+                mov     [ebp+var_A8], ecx
.text:000227E3 E8 54 22 FE FF                 call    __ZnajRKSt9nothrow_t ; operator new[](uint,std::nothrow_t const&)

That's (count + 1) * 4, without any checking that will succeed. The attached testcase reaches this code on Symantec Scan Engine, I'm not sure which other products use this code.

(gdb) bt
#1  0x07e88816 in Attachment::setDataFromAttachment(Item&) () from definitions/Decomposer/
#2  0x07e88abc in Attachment::setAttribute(Item&) () from definitions/Decomposer/
#3  0x07e8a1b4 in TNEFObject::getAttachments(_IO_FILE*, MList&) () from definitions/Decomposer/
#4  0x07e6c1d6 in CTNEFArchive::Open(char const*) () from definitions/Decomposer/
#5  0x07e6ae5f in CTNEFEngine::OpenArchive(CTNEFArchive*, bool*) () from definitions/Decomposer/
#6  0x07e6b8c0 in CTNEFEngine::Process(IDecomposerEx*, IDecContainerObjectEx*, IDecEventSink*, unsigned short*, char*, bool*, bool*) () from definitions/Decomposer/
#7  0x063d07b5 in CDecomposer::DecProcess(IDecObject*, IDecEventSink*, IDecIOCB*, unsigned short*, char*) () 
#8  0x063d13cb in CDecomposer::Process(IDecObject*, IDecEventSink*, IDecIOCB*, unsigned short*, char*) ()

This bug is subject to a 90 day disclosure deadline. If 90 days elapse
without a broadly available patch, then the bug report will automatically
become visible to the public.
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Comment 1 by, Jun 28 2016

Labels: -Restrict-View-Commit
Disclosure date reached, unrestricting bug.
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Comment 2 by, Jun 28 2016

Summary: Symantec: Integer Overflow in TNEF decoder CVE-2016-3645 (was: Symantec: Integer Overflow in TNEF decoder)
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Comment 3 by, Sep 20 2016

Status: Fixed

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