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bug #57376: Assertion "inconsistent oversize vs. space" failed

Submitter:  Hiromasa Ito <vhertz>
Submitted:  Sat 07 Dec 2019 01:15:12 PM UTC
   
 
Category:  TCP Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  Crash Error Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Planned Release:  None
lwIP version:  Other

Sat 07 Dec 2019 01:15:12 PM UTC, original submission:  

Hi, all.

This is one of the assertion failures I found by fuzzing (to lwIP ver2.1.0.RC1).
The following LWIP_ASSERT() at lwip/src/core/tcp_out.c:504 fails.


LWIP_ASSERT("inconsistent oversize vs. space", oversize <= space);


From my point of view, this is caused by an incoming packet set MSS.
Before checking this assertion, the value of `space` and `oversize` are set as below:


space = mss_local - (last_unsent->len + unsent_optlen);



oversize = pcb->unsent_oversize;


The value of `space` depends on MSS when tcp_write() is called.
On the other hand, the value of `oversize` depends on `pcb->unsent_oversize` only.
In lwIP, incoming packets can change the MSS at an arbitrary timing.
As a result, the assertion can fail.

You can reproduce this failure with 'crashed_inputs/005' attached to the following message of lwip-devel:
https://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/lwip-devel/2019-12/msg00013.html

Hiromasa Ito <vhertz>

 

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