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Fix possible stack overflows in decoder for illegal bit streams

Fixes CVE-2018-0429
A vulnerability in the Thor decoder (available at: could allow an authenticated, local
attacker to cause segmentation faults and stack overflows when using a
non-conformant Thor bitstream as input.
The vulnerability is due to lack of input validation when parsing the
bitstream. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to cause a
stack overflow and potentially inject and execute arbitrary code.
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stemidts authored and Thomas Davies committed Jul 30, 2018
1 parent 9599bf8 commit 18de8f9f0762c3a542b1122589edb8af859d9813
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  1. +1 −1 dec/decode_block.c
  2. +1 −0 dec/read_bits.c
@@ -650,7 +650,7 @@ void TEMPLATE(process_block_dec)(decoder_info_t *decoder_info,int size,int yposY

decoder_info->bit_count.super_mode[decoder_info->bit_count.stat_frame_type] += (stream->bitcnt - bit_start);

if (split_flag){
if (split_flag && size >= MIN_BLOCK_SIZE){
int new_size = size/2;
@@ -50,6 +50,7 @@ void read_sequence_header(decoder_info_t *decoder_info, stream_t *stream) {
decoder_info->width = get_flc(16, stream);
decoder_info->height = get_flc(16, stream);
decoder_info->log2_sb_size = get_flc(3, stream);
decoder_info->log2_sb_size = clip(decoder_info->log2_sb_size, log2i(MIN_BLOCK_SIZE), log2i(MAX_SB_SIZE));
decoder_info->pb_split = get_flc(1, stream);
decoder_info->tb_split_enable = get_flc(1, stream);
decoder_info->max_num_ref = get_flc(2, stream) + 1;

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