[gnutls-dev] Re: Variant of Bleichenbacher's crypto 06 rump session attack
ametzler at downhill.at.eu.org
Mon Sep 11 20:08:24 CEST 2006
On 2006-09-11 Simon Josefsson <jas at extundo.com> wrote:
> Andreas Metzler <ametzler at downhill.at.eu.org> writes:
>> On 2006-09-08 Simon Josefsson <jas at extundo.com> wrote:
>>> The patch that fixes this is for lib/x509/verify.c, see below.
>>> --- /cvs/gnutls/gnutls/lib/x509/verify.c 2005/11/07 23:28:02 1.52
>>> +++ /cvs/gnutls/gnutls/lib/x509/verify.c 2006/09/08 13:38:55 184.108.40.206
>>> + len = sizeof (str) - 1;
>>> + result = asn1_read_value (dinfo, "digestAlgorithm.parameters", NULL, &len);
>> The asn1_read_value() segfaults under certain conditions (libtasn1-3
>> I have been able to reproduce the segfault
> Can you reproduce it in gnutls 1.4.x?
I have now been able to reproduce this after building gnutls13,
libgcrypt11 and mutt on my worksystem. (Still no idea why it did not
crash in my Debian/unstable chroot.)
> Could you debug this and find
> out exactly what instruction is crashing?
If I single step though it after
result = asn1_read_value (dinfo, "digestAlgorithm.parameters", NULL, &len)
strange things happen. - Once the function is entered the second
argument (digestAlgorithm.parameters) seems to be corrupted.
PUT_VALUE (value, value_size, node->value + len3, len2);
is the actual crashing command.
> Perhaps your gnutls 1.0.16
> was built with the internal (and _old_) version of libtasn1?
as noted above now I've reproduced it with gnutls 1.4.3 and its
> If you change the line into:
> result = asn1_read_value (dinfo, "digestAlgorithm.parameters", digest, &len);
> does it work?
Yes, this makes it unreproducible for me (with gnutls 1.4.3).
thanks, cu andreas
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