alpine 3.6
buffer weakness #265


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 Alpine 3.6 buffer weakness.

 #include <string.h>
#include <time.h>
#include "windows.h"
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <malloc.h>

#include "win-utils.h"
#include "cci_debugging.h"

#pragma warning (disable : 4996)

#define UUID_SIZE   128

char*           clientPrefix        = "CCAPI_CLIENT_";
char*           serverPrefix        = "CCS_LISTEN_";
unsigned char*  pszProtocolSequence = "ncalrpc";

#define         MAX_TIMESTAMP   40
char            _ts[MAX_TIMESTAMP];

char* clientEndpoint(const char* UUID) {
    char* _clientEndpoint   = (char*)malloc(strlen(UUID) + strlen(clientPrefix) + 2);
    strcpy(_clientEndpoint, clientPrefix);
    strncat(_clientEndpoint, UUID, UUID_SIZE);
//    cci_debug_printf("%s returning %s", __FUNCTION__, _clientEndpoint);
    return _clientEndpoint;

char* serverEndpoint(const char* user) {
    char* _serverEndpoint   = (char*)malloc(strlen(user) + strlen(serverPrefix) + 2);
    strcpy(_serverEndpoint, serverPrefix);
    strncat(_serverEndpoint, user, UUID_SIZE);
    return _serverEndpoint;

char* timestamp() {
    SYSTEMTIME  _stime;
    GetTimeFormat(LOCALE_SYSTEM_DEFAULT, 0, &_stime, "HH:mm:ss", _ts, sizeof(_ts)-1);
    return _ts;

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