Debian Security Advisory
DLA-2783-1 hiredis -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 12 Oct 2021
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2021-32765.
- More information:
It was discovered that there was an integer-overflow vulnerability in hiredis, a C client library for communicating with Redis databases. This occurred within the handling and parsing of 'multi-bulk' replies.
Hiredis is a minimalistic C client library for the Redis database. In affected versions Hiredis is vulnurable to integer overflow if provided maliciously crafted or corrupted `RESP` `mult-bulk` protocol data. When parsing `multi-bulk` (array-like) replies, hiredis fails to check if `count * sizeof(redisReply*)` can be represented in `SIZE_MAX`. If it can not, and the `calloc()` call doesn't itself make this check, it would result in a short allocation and subsequent buffer overflow. Users of hiredis who are unable to update may set the [maxelements](https://github.com/redis/hiredis#reader-max-array-elements) context option to a value small enough that no overflow is possible.
For Debian 9
Stretch, these problems have been fixed in version 0.13.3-1+deb9u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your hiredis packages.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS