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Re: local buffer overflow in htpasswd for apache 1.3.31 not fixed in .33?
From: Michael Engert <michi () bello engert org>
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:34:08 +0200 (CEST)

Hello,

I can confirm the buffer overflow in htpasswd of apache 1.3.33, for which 
Luiz Fernando has written a PoC. ...

On Fri, 29 Oct 2004, Larry Cashdollar wrote:
This was posted on the full-disclosure list sept 16 2004 by
Luiz Fernando.

http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2004-09/0547.html
[...]
It is still vulnerable.

But Larrys patch "fixes" a lot of peaces of code, which aren't 
vulnerable in my oppinion. A closer look shows, that the calls to strcpy 
are protected by if-statements, which prevent a exploitation. Its just one 
place where a closing brace ('}') is at the wrong position. ;-)

So, instead of this ...

root () bokchoy:~/tes/apache_1.3.33/src/support# diff -uN  htpasswd.orig.c
htpasswd.c
--- htpasswd.orig.c     2004-10-28 18:20:13.000000000 -0400
+++ htpasswd.c  2004-10-28 18:17:25.000000000 -0400
@@ -202,9 +202,9 @@
        ap_cpystrn(record, "resultant record too long", (rlen - 1));
        return ERR_OVERFLOW;
     }
-    strcpy(record, user);
+    strncpy(record, user,MAX_STRING_LEN - 1);
     strcat(record, ":");
-    strcat(record, cpw);
+    strncat(record, cpw,MAX_STRING_LEN - 1);
     return 0;
 }

@@ -410,14 +410,14 @@
            fprintf(stderr, "%s: filename too long\n", argv[0]);
            return ERR_OVERFLOW;
        }
-       strcpy(pwfilename, argv[i]);
+       strncpy(pwfilename, argv[i], MAX_STRING_LEN-1);
        if (strlen(argv[i + 1]) > (sizeof(user) - 1)) {
            fprintf(stderr, "%s: username too long (>%lu)\n", argv[0],
                    (unsigned long)(sizeof(user) - 1));
            return ERR_OVERFLOW;
        }
     }
-    strcpy(user, argv[i + 1]);
+    strncpy(user, argv[i + 1],MAX_STRING_LEN-1);
     if ((arg = strchr(user, ':')) != NULL) {
        fprintf(stderr, "%s: username contains illegal character
'%c'\n",
                argv[0], *arg);
@@ -429,7 +429,7 @@
                    (unsigned long)(sizeof(password) - 1));
            return ERR_OVERFLOW;
        }
-       strcpy(password, argv[i + 2]);
+       strncpy(password, argv[i + 2],MAX_STRING_LEN - 1 );
     }

 #ifdef WIN32
@@ -553,7 +553,7 @@
                putline(ftemp, line);
                continue;
            }
-           strcpy(scratch, line);
+           strncpy(scratch, line,MAX_STRING_LEN -1);
            /*
             * See if this is our user.
             */

... I suggest the following shorter one, which will give us also a correct 
error message instead of eventually filling htpasswd with "short" entries:

| --- src/support/htpasswd.c.orig       Fri Feb 20 23:02:24 2004
| +++ src/support/htpasswd.c    Fri Oct 29 21:13:36 2004
| @@ -411,11 +411,11 @@
|           return ERR_OVERFLOW;
|       }
|       strcpy(pwfilename, argv[i]);
|-      if (strlen(argv[i + 1]) > (sizeof(user) - 1)) {
|-          fprintf(stderr, "%s: username too long (>%lu)\n", argv[0],
|-                  (unsigned long)(sizeof(user) - 1));
|-          return ERR_OVERFLOW;
|-      }
|+    }
|+    if (strlen(argv[i + 1]) > (sizeof(user) - 1)) {
|+      fprintf(stderr, "%s: username too long (>%lu)\n", argv[0],
|+              (unsigned long)(sizeof(user) - 1));
|+      return ERR_OVERFLOW;
|     }
|     strcpy(user, argv[i + 1]);
|     if ((arg = strchr(user, ':')) != NULL) {

This bug exists in 1.3.31, 1.3.32 and 1.3.33. I didn't test other 
versions. As I don't find a entry in the bug database, I reported that bug
to the apache httpd people. The Bug ID is #31975.

Yours, Michi.
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 Michael Engert                                            michi () engert org
 80337 München


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