[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 2/3] http: avoid out of bound accesses on broken St-Cookie headers

wm4 nfxjfg at googlemail.com
Thu Mar 8 05:53:56 EET 2018

It's trivial to craft a HTTP response that will make the code for
skipping trailing whitespace access and possibly overwrite bytes outside
of the memory allocation. Why this can happen is blindingly obvious: it
accesses cstr[strlen(cstr)-1] without checking whether the string is
 libavformat/http.c | 3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/libavformat/http.c b/libavformat/http.c
index d7a72e7129..59f90ac603 100644
--- a/libavformat/http.c
+++ b/libavformat/http.c
@@ -750,6 +750,9 @@ static int parse_set_cookie(const char *set_cookie, AVDictionary **dict)
     char *param, *next_param, *cstr, *back;
+    if (!set_cookie[0])
+        return 0;
     if (!(cstr = av_strdup(set_cookie)))
         return AVERROR(EINVAL);

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