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From: "Guzman Mosqueda, Jose R" <>
To: "" <>
Subject: [kbd] Issue in kbd package
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 15:58:41 +0000
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Hi all

I'm Jose R. Guzman from a security team at Intel.
We have included kbd package in a GNU-Linux project and I'm analyzing
the code to try to find some possible vulnerabilities, issues or risks.

Since I'm not too familiar with the package yet I think I have found an
issue and I'd like you to help me checking it. It could result in a
memory leak.

Package version: kbd-2.0.2
File: src/setfont.c
Function: static void loadnewfonts(int fd, char **ifiles, int ifilct,
int iunit, int hwunit, int no_m, int no_u)
Line: ~459
Description: There is a variable "bigfontbuf" that contains memory
allocated dynamically in a "for" loop by calling "xrealloc" function.
After the loop the variable is passed as parameter in "do_loadfont"
call, however I don't see any point where such memory get free befor
returning from function. Also variable is local and the pointer is not
stored in any other variable. So I think that is a memory leak. Is it?

Another issue that I found is a handler being not closed:
File: src/openvt.c
Function: static char *authenticate_user(int curvt)
Line: ~119
Description: There is a variable "dp" used to store a file handler of a
proc dir. I don't see any point inside the function where such handler
is freed after being used.

I really appreciate if someone can take a look and tell me whether they
are really issues or not.

Thanks in advance.

Jose R.

             reply	other threads:[~2015-06-26 15:58 UTC|newest]

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2015-06-26 15:58 Guzman Mosqueda, Jose R [this message]
2015-06-28 22:11 ` Alexey Gladkov

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