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cups: GIF reader gif_read_lzw() may not return byte #3869

michaelrsweet opened this Issue Jun 20, 2011 · 1 comment


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michaelrsweet commented Jun 20, 2011

Version: 1.4.6 User: thoger

gif_read_lzw() is documented as:

523 /*
524 * 'gif_read_lzw()' - Read a byte from the LZW stream...
525 */

Its return value is int and it can actually return value >= 256. This can happen at least during the second call to gif_read_lzw(), when fresh == 1. Following code path is used in that case:

607 do
608 firstcode = oldcode = gif_get_code(fp, code_size, 0);
609 while (firstcode == clear_code);
611 return (firstcode);

An input GIF file can specify code_size up to 12 (see GIF_MAX_BITS check in gif_read_image()), which allows returned firstcode of up to 2^12-1. gif_read_image() uses returned value (stored in pixel) as an index to cmap[256][4], hence this leads to buffer over-read. In a quick test, I managed to get pixel value set to ~4k, but it did not trigger crash. I've not tried creating a better reproducer to see if it's actually possible to trigger a crash with this.


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michaelrsweet commented Jun 20, 2011 User: mike

Duping this against STR #3867. Patch will be attached there...

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