[ASA-202009-12] lib32-brotli: denial of service

2020-09-26T00:00:00
ID ASA-202009-12
Type archlinux
Reporter ArchLinux
Modified 2020-09-26T00:00:00

Description

Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-202009-12

Severity: Medium Date : 2020-09-26 CVE-ID : CVE-2020-8927 Package : lib32-brotli Type : denial of service Remote : Yes Link : https://security.archlinux.org/AVG-1231

Summary

The package lib32-brotli before version 1.0.9-1 is vulnerable to denial of service.

Resolution

Upgrade to 1.0.9-1.

pacman -Syu "lib32-brotli>=1.0.9-1"

The problem has been fixed upstream in version 1.0.9.

Workaround

None.

Description

A buffer overflow exists in the Brotli library < 1.0.8, where an attacker controlling the input length of a "one-shot" decompression request to a script can trigger a crash, which happens when copying over chunks of data larger than 2 GiB. It is recommended to update your Brotli library to 1.0.8 or later. If one cannot update, we recommend to use the "streaming" API as opposed to the "one-shot" API, and impose chunk size limits.

Impact

A remote attacker might be able to cause a crash via crafted content.

References

https://github.com/google/brotli/releases/tag/v1.0.9 https://github.com/google/brotli/commit/223d80cfbec8fd346e32906c732c8ede21f0cea6 https://security.archlinux.org/CVE-2020-8927