[Bug libelf/25083] Unexpected hangs at elf32_updatefile.c:518

mark at klomp dot org sourceware-bugzilla@sourceware.org
Sun Oct 20 15:24:00 GMT 2019


https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=25083

Mark Wielaard <mark at klomp dot org> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|NEW                         |ASSIGNED

--- Comment #4 from Mark Wielaard <mark at klomp dot org> ---
The following implements the sanity check and will prevent the hangs by
generating an error if the section offset of an allocated section in the
original file is too large when we have to preserve it:

diff --git a/src/unstrip.c b/src/unstrip.c
index fc878325..d9bafe5c 100644
--- a/src/unstrip.c
+++ b/src/unstrip.c
@@ -1388,6 +1388,17 @@ copy_elided_sections (Elf *unstripped, Elf *stripped,
     error (EXIT_FAILURE, 0, _("\
 more sections in stripped file than debug file -- arguments reversed?"));

+
+  /* Used as sanity check for allocated section offset, if the section
+     offset needs to be preserved.  We want to know the max size of the
+     ELF file, to check if any existing section offsets are OK.  */
+  int64_t max_off = -1;
+  if (stripped_ehdr->e_type != ET_REL)
+    {
+      elf_flagelf (stripped, ELF_C_SET, ELF_F_LAYOUT);
+      max_off = elf_update (stripped, ELF_C_NULL);
+    }
+
   /* Cache the stripped file's section details.  */
   struct section sections[stripped_shnum - 1];
   Elf_Scn *scn = NULL;
@@ -1675,6 +1686,11 @@ more sections in stripped file than debug file --
arguments reversed?"));
        /* Preserve the file layout of the allocated sections.  */
        if (stripped_ehdr->e_type != ET_REL && (shdr_mem.sh_flags & SHF_ALLOC))
          {
+           if (max_off > 0 && sec->shdr.sh_offset > (Elf64_Off) max_off)
+               error (EXIT_FAILURE, 0,
+                      "allocated section offset too large [%zd] %" PRIx64,
+                      elf_ndxscn (sec->scn), sec->shdr.sh_offset);
+
            shdr_mem.sh_offset = sec->shdr.sh_offset;
            placed[elf_ndxscn (sec->outscn) - 1] = true;

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