Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#8223 closed defect (needs_more_info)

A potential Use-After-Free bug

Reported by: wurongxin Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: avfilter
Version: git-master Keywords:
Cc: Blocked By:
Blocking: Reproduced by developer: no
Analyzed by developer: no


Summary of the bug:
How to reproduce:

% ffmpeg -i input ... output
ffmpeg version
built on ...

Patches should be submitted to the ffmpeg-devel mailing list and not this bug tracker.

In the source file, at Line 114, the call to "av_hwframe_ctx_create_derived" would free device->buffer, and device->buffer would be used later at Line 259. This lead to a use-after-free bug.

To see how "av_hwframe_ctx_create_derived" would free device->buffer, please see the following code snippet in the source file libavutil/hwcontext.c. At Line 828, the copy of the variable derived_device_ctx will be created and assigned to the variable dst_ref. Since this copy is a shallow copy, dst_ref->buffer is actually the same memory location as derived_device_ctx->buffer. At Line 870, dst_ref->buffer can be freed when calling to the function av_buffer_unref.

  1. int av_hwframe_ctx_create_derived(AVBufferRef derived_frame_ctx,
  2. enum AVPixelFormat format,
  3. AVBufferRef *derived_device_ctx,
  4. AVBufferRef *source_frame_ctx,
  5. int flags)
  6. {

  1. dst_ref = av_hwframe_ctx_alloc(derived_device_ctx);

  1. fail:
  2. if (dst)
  3. av_buffer_unref(&dst->internal->source_frames);
  4. av_buffer_unref(&dst_ref);
  5. return ret;
  6. }

The code snippet about the function av_buffer_unref is shown as follows.

void av_buffer_unref(AVBufferRef buf)

if (!buf


buffer_replace(buf, NULL);


static void buffer_replace(AVBufferRef dst, AVBufferRef src)

AVBuffer *b;

b = (*dst)->buffer;

if (src) {

dst = src;

} else


if (atomic_fetch_add_explicit(&b->refcount, -1, memory_order_acq_rel) == 1) {

b->free(b->opaque, b->data);



Change History (1)

comment:1 by wurongxin, 4 years ago

Resolution: needs_more_info
Status: newclosed
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