Mitigate Baron SameEdit (CVE-2021-3156) vulnerability

centos 7
buffer weakness #13


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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Easily used incorrectly.

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

 	const char *tty, int result)
	const char *success;
	char addrbuf[INET6_ADDRSTRLEN];
	static char exename[PATH_MAX*2] = "";
	char ttyname[TTY_PATH];
	int ret;

	if (audit_fd < 0)
		return 0;

	if (result)
		success = "success";
		success = "failed";

	/* If hostname is empty string, make it NULL ptr */
	if (host && *host == 0)
		host = NULL;
	addrbuf[0] = 0;
	if (addr == NULL || strlen(addr) == 0)
		_resolve_addr(addrbuf, host);
		strncat(addrbuf, addr, sizeof(addrbuf)-1);

	if (pgname == NULL || strlen(pgname) == 0) {
		if (exename[0] == 0)
			_get_exename(exename, sizeof(exename));
		pgname = exename;

	if (tty == NULL || strlen(tty) == 0) 
		tty = _get_tty(ttyname, TTY_PATH);
	else if (*tty == 0)
		tty = NULL;

	if (name && strlen(name) > 0) {
		size_t len;
		const char *format;
		char user[MAX_USER];

		user[0] = 0;
		strncat(user, name, MAX_USER-1);
		len = strnlen(user, UT_NAMESIZE);
		user[len] = 0;
		if (audit_value_needs_encoding(name, len)) {
			audit_encode_value(user, name, len);
			format = "op=%s acct=%s old-seuser=%s old-role=%s old-range=%s new-seuser=%s new-role=%s new-range=%s exe=%s hostname=%s addr=%s terminal=%s res=%s";
		} else 

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