Talos Vulnerability Report


Anker Eufy Homebase 2 pushMuxer processRtspInfo heap buffer overflow vulnerability

October 11, 2021
CVE Number



A heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the pushMuxer processRtspInfo functionality of Anker Eufy Homebase 2 A specially-crafted network packet can lead to a heap buffer overflow. An attacker can send a malicious packet to trigger this vulnerability.

Tested Versions

Anker Eufy Homebase 2

Product URLs


CVSSv3 Score

10.0 - CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H


CWE-122 - Heap-based Buffer Overflow


The Eufy Homebase 2 is the video storage and networking gateway that enables the functionality of the Eufy Smarthome ecosystem. All Eufy devices connect back to this device, and this device connects out to the cloud, while also providing assorted services to enhance other Eufy Smarthome devices.

Just as videos captured by Eufycams can be stored in the Eufy Homebase 2 device’s extra storage, so too can these videos be viewed after the fact via the RTSP server running on the Eufy Homebase 2, called pushMuxer. A relatively standard RTSP server, it supports the “OPTIONS”, “DESCRIBE”, “SETUP”, “PLAY”, “TEARDOWN” and “GET_PARAMETER” requests. For this advisory we don’t care so much about the particular verbs, moreso how the server generically handles RTSP packets.

Before getting into the code we must note that the server is capable of handling 64 different RTSP sessions at a time. Each of these sessions corresponds to a size 0x9a8 RTSPSession structure in the heap. This RTSPSession structure contains useful members that determine: if the session is initialized; the file descriptor to read from; and a nested structure that I’ve named the RecvPkt. This nested RecvPkt contains the size 0x800 destination buffer of the session’s RTSP packets, an offset pointer and the status of the packet, among other things.

With that all in mind, let’s start with the ProcessRtspInfo function:

00428fe0  int32_t ProcessRtspInfo(int32_t param1, int32_t param2)
// [...]
00429090          int32_t loop_counter = 0 
// [...]
004292f4          while (zx.d((loop_counter s< 0x40 ? 1 : 0).b) != 0)    // [1]
004290a8              int32_t loop_counter_m4 = loop_counter << 2
004290b4              int32_t loopcounter_m11 = (loop_counter_m4 << 2) - loop_counter_m4 - loop_counter
004290d8              struct RtspSession* RecvPktWrap = (((((loopcounter_m11 << 3) - loopcounter_m11) << 2) + loop_counter) << 3) + 0x91a230  // [2]
004290e4              uint32_t fd = RecvPktWrap->fd
004290f0              int32_t delete_session = 0
00429114              if (RecvPktWrap->init_flag != 0 && fd s> 0)        // [3]
00429150                  if (zx.d((*(param2 + (fd u>> 5 << 2)) s>> (fd & 0x1f)).b & 1) != 0)      // [4]
// [...]
004291b0                      void* recv_buffer_0x800
004291b0                      if (RecvPktWrap->recvpkt.pkt_read_status != 3)         //[5]
004291f0                          recv_buffer_0x800 = &RecvPktWrap->recvpkt.recv_buf //[6]
0042920c                          memset(recv_buffer_0x800, 0, 0x800)
004291d8                      else
004291d8                          recv_buffer_0x800 = &RecvPktWrap->recvpkt.recv_buf[RecvPktWrap->recvpkt.read_ptr]
00429238                      int32_t recv_ret = RecvData(fd: fd, buffer: recv_buffer_0x800, size: 0x800, buffer_offset: &buffer_offset) //[7]
00429250                      if (recv_ret == 0)
00429268                          ProcessRecvData(recvpktwrap: RecvPktWrap, recv_buffer: recv_buffer_0x800, buffer_offset: buffer_offset) // [8]

As mentioned before, there are 64 different possible RTSPSessions, and the loop at [1] iterates over all of them. The fancy math from [1] to [2] boils down to 0x91a230 + (0x9a8 * x) whereby x is the current session number. This is where our RtspSession RecvPktWrap points, and it’s important to note that these structures are consecutive in heap memory. At [3] and [4], the code just makes sure the session is initialized, and that the file descriptor is valid, before getting to the code we care about starting at [5]. If the RtspSession->recvpkt.pkt_read_status is not 3, then it’s treated like a new RTSP request. The “recv” destination is the top of that 0x800 buffer [6], and the buffer is cleared immediately after. If the pkt_read_status is 3 however, then the read destination starts from recvpkt.recv_buf[recvpkt.read_ptr], i.e. an offset within the buffer. As we can see at [7] however, the size of the read never actually changes and is a constant 0x800 bytes every time. If we can manage to get our RtspSession->recvpkt.pkt_read_status equal to 0x3, then we will easily overflow and read into the next RtspSession. To save time, there’s not any real length checks within RecvData or ProcessRecvData, and we can get recvpkt.pkt_read_status to 0x3 by sending an RTSP packet with a valid RTSP verb, but without a “\r\n\r\n” within 0x800 bytes.

Let now us examine the memory of a code flow in which those two conditions are met, with a breakpoint after we have our RtspSession *RecvPktwrap pointer assigned to the current session:

[^.^]> x/20wx $v0 // our RtspSession. 
0x91a230:       0x00000001      0x00000000      0x00000000      0x00000000 // [9]
0x91a240:       0x0000000c      0x00000000      0x004562f0      0x00000000 // [10]
0x91a250:       0x00000000      0x00000000      0x00000000      0x00000000
0x91a260:       0x00000000      0x00000000      0x00000000      0x00000000
0x91a270:       0x00000000      0x00000000      0x00000000      0x00000000

At [9], we see the RecvPktWrap->init_flag assigned to 1, and at [10] we see both the recvPktWrap->fd and a less important pointer to the global RTSP server context (RtspSession->gRtspSvrCtx). If we wait until after the RecvData call and look at RtspSession->recvpkt->recv_buf, we’ll see our packet data starting at &RtspSession+0xb8:

[^~^]> x/20wx 0x91a230+0xb0
0x91a2d0:       0x00000000      0x00000000      0x4954504f      0x20534e4f
0x91a2e0:       0x00737472      0x70ffff00      0x312f2f3a      0x312e3239
0x91a2f0:       0x312e3836      0x3435322e      0x4c56623a      0x2e332f43
0x91a300:       0x2e393231      0x20353532      

[^.^]> x/3s 0x91a2d8
0x91a2d8:       "OPTIONS rts"
0x91a2e4:       ""
0x91a2e5:       "\377\377p://"...

There’s no processing done on the packet, only validation to make sure it contains a correct RTSP verb, as well as to check and see if there’s a \r\n\r\n or not. Assuming there’s no \r\n\r\n, the data sits in the buffer and the RecvPktWrap->recvpkt.read_pointer is set to 0x800. We then iterate over every other RTSP session before coming back to our current one, and on this second ProcessRtspInfo we can finally see the vulnerability in action:

Breakpoint 2, 0x76f08704 in recv () from /lib/libpthread.so.0

[x.x]> info reg a0 a1 a2
a0: 0xc
a1: 0x91aad8
a2: 0x800

For the arguments of recv(fd, dstbuffer, len), we have a file descriptor of 0xC again and a read destination of 0x91aad8, which is a problem considering that the second RtspSession object lives at 0x91abd8 // (0x91a230 + (x * 0x9a8)) . If we then look at the second RtspSession after this overflow has occurred, we can clearly see that the structure has been completely overflowed by attacker-controlled data:

[-.-]> x/40wx $v0
0x91abd8:       0x41414141      0x42424242      0x43434343      0x44444444
0x91abe8:       0x41414141      0x42424242      0x43434343      0x44444444
0x91abf8:       0x41414141      0x42424242      0x43434343      0x44444444
0x91ac08:       0x41414141      0x42424242      0x43434343      0x44444444
0x91ac18:       0x41414141      0x42424242      0x43434343      0x44444444
0x91ac28:       0x41414141      0x42424242      0x43434343      0x44444444
0x91ac38:       0x41414141      0x42424242      0x43434343      0x44444444
0x91ac48:       0x41414141      0x42424242      0x43434343      0x44444444
0x91ac58:       0x41414141      0x42424242      0x43434343      0x44444444
0x91ac68:       0x41414141      0x42424242      0x43434343      0x44444444

Turning this overflow into a write-what-where is a rather simple task that could be accomplished in a few different ways. The easiest would be to clear out the second RtspSession so that it’s still considered inactive (i.e. the RtspSession->init_flag is set to 0x0), and then read another set of bytes on the first RtspSession. As long as the first 0x1000 bytes of the RTSP packet do not contain \r\n\r\n, a third pass over the first RtspSession will occur, and since the RtspSession->read_ptr member is below the read buffer and gets overflowed to an attacker-controlled value on the second pass, the third call to RecvData reads to an address completely under attacker control.

Crash Information

Program received signal SIGBUS, Bus error.
0x00429134 in ?? ()
[?.?] uhhhh...? Unhandled signal, gg. SIGBUS

[-.-]> info reg
        zero       at       v0       v1       a0       a1       a2       a3
 R0   00000000 1100ff00 8bbc29a4 7f8ffd78 00000001 0043ef4f 00000000 00000000 
        t0       t1       t2       t3       t4       t5       t6       t7
 R8   00000000 61616161 61616161 61616161 61616161 873954f8 00000000 61616161 
        s0       s1       s2       s3       s4       s5       s6       s7
 R16  7f8ffea0 00000000 00000003 76f2e280 7f801000 00000000 00000003 00000803 
        t8       t9       k0       k1       gp       sp       s8       ra
 R24  00000000 76e638c0 00000000 00000000 0045ddf0 7f8ffc28 7f8ffc28 00429270 
        status       lo       hi badvaddr    cause       pc
      0100ff13 00001381 000001be 8bbc29a4 00800010 00429134 
          fcsr      fir      hi1      lo1      hi2      lo2      hi3      lo3
      00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 
        dspctl  restart
      00000000 00000000 

[x.x]> x/4i $pc
=> 0x429134:    lw      v1,0(v0)
   0x429138:    lw      v0,56(s8)
   0x42913c:    nop
   0x429140:    andi    v0,v0,0x1f


2021-09-14 - Vendor Disclosure
2021-10-10 - Vendor Patched

2021-10-11 - Public Release


Discovered by Lilith >_> of Cisco Talos.