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RUSTSEC-2020-0123

Contents of uninitialized memory exposed in DeflateOutput's AsyncRead implementation

Issued
Package
libp2p-deflate (crates.io)
Type
Vulnerability
Categories
Aliases
Details
https://github.com/libp2p/rust-libp2p/issues/1932
CVSS Score
9.8 CRITICAL
CVSS Details
Attack vector
Network
Attack complexity
Low
Privileges required
None
User interaction
None
Scope
Unchanged
Confidentiality
High
Integrity
High
Availability
High
CVSS Vector
CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Patched
  • >=0.27.1

Description

Affected versions of this crate passes an uninitialized buffer to a user-provided trait function AsyncRead::poll_read().

Arbitrary AsyncRead::poll_read() implementations can read from the uninitialized buffer (memory exposure) and also can return incorrect number of bytes written to the buffer. Reading from uninitialized memory produces undefined values that can quickly invoke undefined behavior.

The flaw was fixed in commit 5ba266a by ensuring the newly allocated part of the buffer is zero-initialized before passing it to a user-provided AsyncRead::poll_read().