GnuTLS libgnutls - Double-Free Certificate List Parsing Remote Denial of Service







Sorry I forgot to write headers in previous mail.

# Exploit Title: [possible ways to exploit CVE-2012-1663( GNUTLS-3.0.13)]
# Google Dork: [if relevant]  (we will automatically add these to the GHDB)
# Date: [Mar 20, 2013]
# Exploit Author: [Shawn the R0ck]
# Vendor Homepage: []
# Software Link: [download link if available]
# Version: [<= 3.0.13]
# Tested on: [GNU/Linux]
# CVE : [CVE-2012-1663]


I'm glad to share this to you guys. The test code was attached. You
also could find them here:

CVE-2013-1663[1] is a possible remote DOS attack issue. This issue has
been fixed[2] in >=GNUTLS-3.0.14. I hacked on it for hours and figure out
a few prerequisites could make it vulnerable:


 - prior to GNUTLS 3.0.14
 - crafted certificate

Attacking SCENES

 - a client import a crafted cert file for sending req to server( CA?)

 - a "server" import a crafted cert file for sending req to other
   server( CA?)

---> With high frequency uses above manipulations

Stand on the client side, the attacker should try to construct a
crafted certificate for triggering the below function fails:

ret = gnutls_pubkey_import_x509(pcert->pubkey, crt, 0);
  if (ret < 0)
      /* pcert->pubkey should be NULL now */
      ret = gnutls_assert_val(ret);
      goto cleanup;

I made up two crafted cert files( client.pem, client2.pem) seems would
trigger the double free issue in client's side.

Warning: Don't try it on your host machine because it would cost too
much memory then makes your machine very slow.

shawn@sl13:~/gnutls_compile_uses/CVE-2012-1663$ ./ex-serv-x509
processing server set to null?
Server ready. Listening to port '5556'.

shawn@sl13:~/gnutls_compile_uses/CVE-2012-1663$ ./

Another terminal: killall client

Test platform: Slackware 13.37 + GNUTLS-3.0.13


[2] Upstream fix;a=commitdiff;h=9c62f4feb2bdd6fbbb06eb0c60bfdea80d21bbb8

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