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Integer Overflow or Wraparound


Severity High
Score 7.5/10


Redis is an in-memory database that persists on a disk. A vulnerability involving out-of-bounds read and integer overflow to buffer overflow exists starting with version 2.2 prior to 5.0.13, 6.0.x prior to 6.0.15, and 6.2.x prior to 6.2.5. On 32-bit systems, Redis `*BIT*` commands are vulnerable to an integer overflow that can potentially be exploited to corrupt the heap, leak arbitrary heap contents or trigger remote code execution. The vulnerability involves changing the default `proto-max-bulk-len` configuration parameter to a very large value and constructing specially crafted commands bit commands. This problem only affects Redis on 32-bit platforms, or compiled as a 32-bit binary. Redis versions 5.0.`3m 6.0.15, and 6.2.5 contain patches for this issue. An additional workaround to mitigate the problem without patching the `redis-server` executable is to prevent users from modifying the `proto-max-bulk-len` configuration parameter. This can be done using ACL to restrict unprivileged users from using the CONFIG SET command.

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CWE-190 - Integer Overflow or Wraparound

The software performs a calculation that can produce an integer overflow or wraparound, when the logic assumes that the resulting value will always be larger than the original value. This can introduce other weaknesses when the calculation is used for resource management or execution control.

Advisory Timeline

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