centos 7
buffer weakness #20


Weakness Breakdown


Buffer overflows are one of the most well-known software vulnerabilities. Even though most developers know what buffer overflows are, attacks against the vulnerabilities are common in both legacy and newer applications. A classic buffer overflow exploit begins with the attacker sending data to a program, which it then stores in an undersized stack buffer. Besides stack buffer overflows, other kinds of buffer overflows include heap overflows, off-by-one errors and many others. Learn more about buffer overflows on OWASP attack index.

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Does not check for buffer overflows.

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The highlighted line of code below is the trigger point of this particular Centos 7 buffer weakness.

	unsigned int		memalloc_failures;
	ISC_LINK(isc__mem_t)	link;

#define MEMPOOL_MAGIC		ISC_MAGIC('M', 'E', 'M', 'p')

struct isc__mempool {
	/* always unlocked */
	isc_mempool_t	common;		/*%< common header of mempool's */
	isc_mutex_t    *lock;		/*%< optional lock */
	isc__mem_t      *mctx;		/*%< our memory context */
	/*%< locked via the memory context's lock */
	ISC_LINK(isc__mempool_t)	link;	/*%< next pool in this mem context */
	/*%< optionally locked from here down */
	element	       *items;		/*%< low water item list */
	size_t		size;		/*%< size of each item on this pool */
	unsigned int	maxalloc;	/*%< max number of items allowed */
	unsigned int	allocated;	/*%< # of items currently given out */
	unsigned int	freecount;	/*%< # of items on reserved list */
	unsigned int	freemax;	/*%< # of items allowed on free list */
	unsigned int	fillcount;	/*%< # of items to fetch on each fill */
	/*%< Stats only. */
	unsigned int	gets;		/*%< # of requests to this pool */
	/*%< Debugging only. */
	char		name[16];	/*%< printed name in stats reports */

 * Private Inline-able.

#define ADD_TRACE(a, b, c, d, e)
#define DELETE_TRACE(a, b, c, d, e)
#define ADD_TRACE(a, b, c, d, e) \
	do { \
		if ((isc_mem_debugging & (ISC_MEM_DEBUGTRACE | \
					  ISC_MEM_DEBUGRECORD)) != 0 && \
		     b != NULL) \
			 add_trace_entry(a, b, c, d, e); \
	} while (0)
#define DELETE_TRACE(a, b, c, d, e)	delete_trace_entry(a, b, c, d, e)

static void 

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