re2c: heap overflow in Scanner::fill (scanner.cc)

Description:
re2c is a tool for generating C-based recognizers from regular expressions.

There is an heap overflow reproducible with a crafted file.

~ $ re2c -o /tmp/out $FILE
=================================================================
==43995==ERROR: AddressSanitizer: heap-buffer-overflow on address 0x629000004212 at pc 0x00000049937f bp 0x7ffc0521bc00 sp 0x7ffc0521b3c8
WRITE of size 18 at 0x629000004212 thread T0
    #0 0x49937e in __asan_memset /var/tmp/portage/sys-libs/compiler-rt-sanitizers-9.0.0/work/compiler-rt-9.0.0.src/lib/asan/asan_interceptors_memintrinsics.cc:26:3
    #1 0x67a291 in re2c::Scanner::fill(unsigned long) /var/tmp/portage/dev-util/re2c-1.3/work/re2c-1.3/src/parse/scanner.cc:167:9
    #2 0x682a51 in re2c::Scanner::echo(re2c::Output&) /var/tmp/portage/dev-util/re2c-1.3/work/re2c-1.3/src/parse/lex.cc:94:33
    #3 0x61d5f4 in re2c::compile(re2c::Scanner&, re2c::Output&, re2c::Opt&) /var/tmp/portage/dev-util/re2c-1.3/work/re2c-1.3/src/compile.cc:148:41
    #4 0x4cc668 in main /var/tmp/portage/dev-util/re2c-1.3/work/re2c-1.3/src/main.cc:33:5
    #5 0x7f26392c9dca in __libc_start_main /var/tmp/portage/sys-libs/glibc-2.29-r2/work/glibc-2.29/csu/../csu/libc-start.c:308:16
    #6 0x421d39  (/usr/bin/re2c+0x421d39)

0x629000004212 is located 0 bytes to the right of 16402-byte region [0x629000000200,0x629000004212)
allocated by thread T0 here:
    #0 0x4c949d in operator new[](unsigned long) /var/tmp/portage/sys-libs/compiler-rt-sanitizers-9.0.0/work/compiler-rt-9.0.0.src/lib/asan/asan_new_delete.cc:102:3
    #1 0x67a0f2 in re2c::Scanner::fill(unsigned long) /var/tmp/portage/dev-util/re2c-1.3/work/re2c-1.3/src/parse/scanner.cc:154:22
    #2 0x682a51 in re2c::Scanner::echo(re2c::Output&) /var/tmp/portage/dev-util/re2c-1.3/work/re2c-1.3/src/parse/lex.cc:94:33
    #3 0x61d5f4 in re2c::compile(re2c::Scanner&, re2c::Output&, re2c::Opt&) /var/tmp/portage/dev-util/re2c-1.3/work/re2c-1.3/src/compile.cc:148:41
    #4 0x4cc668 in main /var/tmp/portage/dev-util/re2c-1.3/work/re2c-1.3/src/main.cc:33:5
    #5 0x7f26392c9dca in __libc_start_main /var/tmp/portage/sys-libs/glibc-2.29-r2/work/glibc-2.29/csu/../csu/libc-start.c:308:16

SUMMARY: AddressSanitizer: heap-buffer-overflow /var/tmp/portage/sys-libs/compiler-rt-sanitizers-9.0.0/work/compiler-rt-9.0.0.src/lib/asan/asan_interceptors_memintrinsics.cc:26:3 in __asan_memset

Affected version:
1.3

Fixed version:
Will be 2.0

Commit fix:
https://github.com/skvadrik/re2c/commit/c4603ba5ce229db83a2a4fb93e6d4b4e3ec3776a

Credit:
This bug was discovered by Agostino Sarubbo.

CVE:
CVE-2020-11958

Timeline:
2020-04-17: bug discovered and reported to upstream
2020-04-17: upstream fixed the issue
2020-04-19: blog post about the issue
2020-04-21: CVE assigned

Note:
This bug was found with American Fuzzy Lop.
This bug was identified with bare metal servers donated by Packet. This work is also supported by the Core Infrastructure Initiative.

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