- Kevin Backhouse, Semmle, Security Researcher.
- Rainer Gerhards, Adiscon, Founder and President.
- Bas van Schaik, Semmle, Head of Product.
We have published this post on Rainer’s blog here and the LGTM blog.
Bas originally found the vulnerability (using lgtm.com) and Rainer fixed it. Kev developed the proof-of-concept exploit.
In this blog post, we explain the cause of the bug, which is related to a subtle gotcha in the behavior of snprintf, and how it was found by a default query on https://lgtm.com/. We also demonstrate a working exploit (in a docker container, so that you can safely download it and try it for yourself). As a bonus, we give a short tutorial on how to set up rsyslog with TLS for secure communication between the client and server. Continue reading “How we found and fixed a CVE in librelp”