[Bro-Dev] [JIRA] (BIT-1425) BroString::Set() Attempts Allocation of Negative-Length Memory

Jonathan Ganz (JIRA) jira at bro-tracker.atlassian.net
Fri Jun 12 16:10:01 PDT 2015

Jonathan Ganz created BIT-1425:

             Summary: BroString::Set() Attempts Allocation of Negative-Length Memory
                 Key: BIT-1425
                 URL: https://bro-tracker.atlassian.net/browse/BIT-1425
             Project: Bro Issue Tracker
          Issue Type: Problem
          Components: Bro
    Affects Versions: 2.3, 2.4
         Environment: Linux Mint 17.1 (Ubuntu 14.04) on bare metal and in a VirtualBox VM.
Mac OS X 10.10.3
            Reporter: Jonathan Ganz
         Attachments: lbl-internal.20041215-1142.port004.dump.anon, memory_trace.log, negativeMemory.bro

When the tcp_packet() event is used, Bro may attempt to allocate memory that is negative in length (i.e. -6 bytes). Bro crashes with the following output:

tcmalloc: large alloc 0 bytes == (nil) @  0x7f6abeaefc73 0x7f6abeb111c3 0x765e81 0x765b24 0x872562 0xaddc2f 0xaded94 0xb7aeca 0x775180 0x84105b 0x83f5c0 0x83f39d 0x7fb1bc 0xb3cde6 0x7fb3d9 0x750e98 0x7f6abdaf4ec5 0x72e553 (nil)
out of memory in new.
1103139821.634774 fatal error: out of memory in new.

The attached pcap file and bro script cause such a crash when run with the following command:

/usr/local/bro/bin/bro -r lbl-internal.20041215-1142.port004.dump.anon /usr/local/bro/share/bro/site/negativeMemory.bro

A core file is not being generated for me, despite following the directions for reporting problems (https://www.bro.org/support/reporting-problems.html#getting-more-information-after-acrash). The file named memory_trace.log shows an alternatively formatted traceback of the stack when the error occurs.

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