alpine 3.6
integer weakness #11


Weakness Breakdown


An integer overflow occurs when the answer to an arithmetic operation exceeds the maximum size of the integer type used to store it. The resulting value will appear to have wrapped around the maximum value and started again at the minimum value. This would look like a clock that represents 13:00 by pointing at 1:00. An attacker can use an integer overflow during a buffer length calculation, which results in the allocated buffer being too small to hold the data copied into it, thus causing a buffer overflow.

Warning code(s):

Unless checked, the resulting number can exceed the expected range.

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The highlighted line of code below is the trigger point of this particular Alpine 3.6 integer weakness.

 					/* We just wait for the server to close the connection now. */
					ctx->expectEOF = 1;
				} else {
					/* We still need to wait for the LOGOUT's tagged OK. */
			} else if (ctx->greeting == GreetingPending) {
				error( "IMAP error: bogus greeting response %s\n", arg );
			} else if (!strcmp( "NO", arg )) {
				warn( "Warning from IMAP server: %s\n", cmd );
			} else if (!strcmp( "BAD", arg )) {
				error( "Error from IMAP server: %s\n", cmd );
			} else if (!strcmp( "CAPABILITY", arg )) {
				parse_capability( ctx, cmd );
			} else if (!strcmp( "LIST", arg )) {
				resp = parse_list( ctx, cmd, parse_list_rsp );
				goto listret;
			} else if (!strcmp( "NAMESPACE", arg )) {
				resp = parse_list( ctx, cmd, parse_namespace_rsp );
				goto listret;
			} else if ((arg1 = next_arg( &cmd ))) {
				if (!strcmp( "EXISTS", arg1 ))
					ctx->gen.count = atoi( arg );
				else if (!strcmp( "RECENT", arg1 ))
					ctx->gen.recent = atoi( arg );
				else if(!strcmp ( "FETCH", arg1 )) {
					resp = parse_list( ctx, cmd, parse_fetch_rsp );
					goto listret;
			} else {
				error( "IMAP error: unrecognized untagged response '%s'\n", arg );
				break; /* this may mean anything, so prefer not to spam the log */
		} else if (!ctx->in_progress) {
			error( "IMAP error: unexpected reply: %s %s\n", arg, cmd ? cmd : "" );
			break; /* this may mean anything, so prefer not to spam the log */
		} else if (*arg == '+') {
			/* There can be any number of commands in flight, but only the last
			 * one can require a continuation, as it enforces a round-trip. */
			cmdp = (struct imap_cmd *)((char *)ctx->in_progress_append -
			                           offsetof(struct imap_cmd, next));
			if (cmdp-> {
				if (cmdp->param.to_trash)
					ctx->trashnc = TrashKnown; /* Can't get NO [TRYCREATE] any more. */
				iov[0].buf = cmdp->;
				iov[0].len = cmdp->param.data_len;
				iov[0].takeOwn = GiveOwn;
				cmdp-> = 0;
				ctx->buffer_mem -= cmdp->param.data_len; 

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