Buffer Copy without Checking Size of Input ('Classic Buffer Overflow') in pypi/tflite


GHSA-h6q3-vv32-2cq5, CVE-2022-41894

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Buffer Copy without Checking Size of Input ('Classic Buffer Overflow')


TensorFlow is an open source platform for machine learning. The reference kernel of the CONV_3D_TRANSPOSE TensorFlow Lite operator wrongly increments the dataptr when adding the bias to the result. Instead of `dataptr += numchannels;it should bedataptr += outputnumchannels;` as if the number of input channels is different than the number of output channels, the wrong result will be returned and a buffer overflow will occur if numchannels > outputnum_channels. An attacker can craft a model with a specific number of input channels. It is then possible to write specific values through the bias of the layer outside the bounds of the buffer. This attack only works if the reference kernel resolver is used in the interpreter. We have patched the issue in GitHub commit 72c0bdcb25305b0b36842d746cc61d72658d2941. The fix will be included in TensorFlow 2.11. We will also cherrypick this commit on TensorFlow 2.10.1, 2.9.3, and TensorFlow 2.8.4, as these are also affected and still in supported range.

Affected Versions

All versions before 2.8.4, all versions starting from 2.9.0 before 2.9.3, all versions starting from 2.10.0 before 2.10.1


Upgrade to versions 2.8.4, 2.9.3, 2.10.1 or above.

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