alpine 3.6
integer weakness #12


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.

 			/* 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;
				iov[1].buf = "\r\n";
				iov[1].len = 2;
				iov[1].takeOwn = KeepOwn;
				socket_write( &ctx->conn, iov, 2 );
			} else if (cmdp->param.cont) {
				if (cmdp->param.cont( ctx, cmdp, cmd ))
			} else {
				error( "IMAP error: unexpected command continuation request\n" );
		} else {
			tag = atoi( arg );
			for (pcmdp = &ctx->in_progress; (cmdp = *pcmdp); pcmdp = &cmdp->next)
				if (cmdp->tag == tag)
					goto gottag;
			error( "IMAP error: unexpected tag %s\n", arg );
			if (!(*pcmdp = cmdp->next))
				ctx->in_progress_append = pcmdp;
			arg = next_arg( &cmd );
			if (!arg) {
				error( "IMAP error: malformed tagged response\n" );
			if (!strcmp( "OK", arg )) {
				if (cmdp->param.to_trash)
					ctx->trashnc = TrashKnown; /* Can't get NO [TRYCREATE] any more. */
				resp = RESP_OK;
			} else {
				if (!strcmp( "NO", arg )) {
					if (cmdp->param.create && cmd && starts_with( cmd, -1, "[TRYCREATE]", 11 )) { /* APPEND or UID COPY */
						struct imap_cmd_trycreate *cmd2 =
							(struct imap_cmd_trycreate *)new_imap_cmd( sizeof(*cmd2) );
						cmd2->orig_cmd = cmdp;
						cmd2->gen.param.high_prio = 1; 

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