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An integer overflow found in src/tool_cb_prg.c #3456

lipeng28 opened this issue Jan 10, 2019 · 3 comments


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commented Jan 10, 2019

Hi There

Peng Li at Baidu X-Lab found an integer overflow in the function tool_progress_cb of src/tool_cb_prg.c, the error message is "tool_cb_prg.c:122:29: runtime error: signed integer overflow: 828 + 9223372036854775807 cannot be represented in type 'long'". Since the overflowed variable total is used in the consequent conditionals, I think it is a critical bug.

You could compile curl with undefined behavior sanitizer activated and apply "curl-ubsan -q -K id_005898" to reproduce the bug, the OS is ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS, curl's version is curl 7.61.1 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu) libcurl/7.61.1. If you need any assistance, please let me know.


int tool_progress_cb(void clientp,
curl_off_t dltotal, curl_off_t dlnow,
curl_off_t ultotal, curl_off_t ulnow)
The original progress-bar source code was written for curl by Lars Aas,
and this new edition inherits some of his concepts. */

struct timeval now = tvnow();
struct ProgressData *bar = (struct ProgressData *)clientp;
curl_off_t total;
curl_off_t point;

/* expected transfer size */
total = dltotal + ultotal + bar->initial_size;


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commented Jan 10, 2019

I think it is a critical bug.

Why? What else does this cause than making the progress bar not appear the way it should?

bagder added a commit that referenced this issue Jan 10, 2019

tool_cb_prg: avoid integer overflow
When calculating the progress bar width.

Reported-by: Peng Li
Fixes #3456

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commented Jan 10, 2019

Thank you bagder for your prompt fix!

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commented Jan 15, 2019

Hi There

I confirmed that this fix resolves the problem, thank you for fixing them!


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