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Bug 1418944 (CVE-2017-5884) - CVE-2017-5884 gtk-vnc: Improper check of framebuffer boundaries when processing a tile
Summary: CVE-2017-5884 gtk-vnc: Improper check of framebuffer boundaries when processi...
Alias: CVE-2017-5884
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Depends On: 1418955 1418956 1425367
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Reported: 2017-02-03 08:52 UTC by Adam Mariš
Modified: 2019-09-29 14:06 UTC (History)
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It was found that gtk-vnc lacked proper bounds checking while processing messages using RRE, hextile, or copyrect encodings. A remote malicious VNC server could use this flaw to crash VNC viewers which are based on the gtk-vnc library.
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Last Closed: 2019-06-08 03:06:59 UTC

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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2017:2258 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: gtk-vnc security, bug fix, and enhancement update 2017-08-01 18:21:01 UTC

Description Adam Mariš 2017-02-03 08:52:02 UTC
It was found that gtk-vnc does not properly check boundaries of subrectangle-containing tiles. A malicious server can use this to overwrite parts of the client memory, potentially leading to code execution under privileges of the user running the VNC client.

Upstream bug:

Upstream patch:

Comment 1 Adam Mariš 2017-02-03 09:12:42 UTC
Created gtk-vnc tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1418955]

Comment 2 Adam Mariš 2017-02-03 09:13:00 UTC
Created mingw-gtk-vnc tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1418956]

Comment 3 Adam Mariš 2017-02-06 08:45:06 UTC
CVE assignment:

CVE covers all issues mentioned in

Comment 4 Daniel Berrangé 2017-02-07 14:13:49 UTC
Upstream fix in git master is

commit ea0386933214c9178aaea9f2f85049ea3fa3e14a
Author: Daniel P. Berrange <berrange>
Date:   Thu Feb 2 17:34:47 2017 +0000

    Fix bounds checking for RRE, hextile & copyrect encodings
    While the client would bounds check the overall update
    region, it failed to bounds check the payload data
    Add a test case to validate bounds checking.
    Signed-off-by: Daniel P. Berrange <berrange>

Comment 10 errata-xmlrpc 2017-08-01 19:56:49 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2017:2258

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