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lib/42032: libc/string/bm.c:bm_exec --> overrun

>Number:         42032
>Category:       lib
>Synopsis:       libc/string/bm.c:bm_exec --> overrun
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    lib-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Sep 10 03:00:01 +0000 2009
>Originator:     B K
>Release:        5.0
found via code reuse
There's a potential crash bug in the initial loop in bm_exec.c.  If k is never 
set to zero prior to overrunning e, you'll crash as you'll keep adding 
pat->patlen onto s in perpetuity while eventually trying to dereference a bad 

        /* fast loop up to n - 3 * patlen */
        e = base + n - 3 * pat->patlen;
        while (s < e) {
                k = d0[*s];             /* ufast skip loop */
                while (k) {
                        k = d0[*(s += k)];
                        k = d0[*(s += k)];

I checked the OpenBSD implementation and it also has this bug.
Create data where the terminal character in pattern is never found in 
pat->patlen's position.  You should also ensure the length of the buffer is > 
3*pat->patlen as you'll enter the slowpath otherwise.
I did a simple fixup with:

    while(k && s < e)

I spent some time in the debugger and I don't believe bm_comp is the culprit as 
the lookup table looked fine to me.

Finally, reading the code, it seems the bm_comp/bm_free stuff could be 
simplified and made more reliable with a single malloc/free instead of three.

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