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[PATCH] envblk: Fix buffer overrun when attempting to shrink a variable


From: Javier Martinez Canillas
Subject: [PATCH] envblk: Fix buffer overrun when attempting to shrink a variable value
Date: Tue, 12 May 2020 14:32:25 +0200

If an existing variable is set with a value whose length is smaller than
the current value, a memory corruption can happen due copying padding '#'
characters outside of the environment block buffer.

This is caused by a wrong calculation of the previous free space position
after moving backward the characters that followed the old variable value.

That position is calculated to fill the remaining of the buffer with the
padding '#' characters. But since isn't calculated correctly, it can lead
to copies outside of the buffer.

The issue can be reproduced by creating a variable with a large value and
then try to set a new value that is much smaller:

$ grub2-editenv --version
grub2-editenv (GRUB) 2.04

$ grub2-editenv env create

$ grub2-editenv env set a="$(for i in {1..500}; do var="b$var"; done; echo 
$var)"

$ wc -c env
1024 grubenv

$ grub2-editenv env set a="$(for i in {1..50}; do var="b$var"; done; echo $var)"
malloc(): corrupted top size
Aborted (core dumped)

$ wc -c env
0 grubenv

Reported-by: Renaud M├ętrich <address@hidden>
Signed-off-by: Javier Martinez Canillas <address@hidden>
---

 grub-core/lib/envblk.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/grub-core/lib/envblk.c b/grub-core/lib/envblk.c
index 230e0e9d9ab..2e4e78b132d 100644
--- a/grub-core/lib/envblk.c
+++ b/grub-core/lib/envblk.c
@@ -143,7 +143,7 @@ grub_envblk_set (grub_envblk_t envblk, const char *name, 
const char *value)
               /* Move the following characters backward, and fill the new
                  space with harmless characters.  */
               grub_memmove (p + vl, p + len, pend - (p + len));
-              grub_memset (space + len - vl, '#', len - vl);
+              grub_memset (space - (len - vl), '#', len - vl);
             }
           else
             /* Move the following characters forward.  */
-- 
2.25.4




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