Bug 25827

Summary: Null pointer dereferencing in scan_unit_for_symbols() in addr2line
Product: binutils Reporter: Manh-Dung Nguyen <nguyenmanhdung1710>
Component: binutilsAssignee: Alan Modra <amodra>
Severity: normal CC: nguyenmanhdung1710
Priority: P2    
Version: 2.35   
Target Milestone: 2.35   
Host: Target:
Build: Last reconfirmed: 2020-04-16 00:00:00
Attachments: PoC for null pointer dereferencing in addr2line

Description Manh-Dung Nguyen 2020-04-15 13:58:34 UTC
Created attachment 12459 [details]
PoC for null pointer dereferencing in addr2line


A null pointer dereferencing was discovered in addr2line (the latest commit 95a5156) in scan_unit_for_symbols(), that can cause a denial of service via a crafted file.

To reproduce: addr2line s -e PoC

ASAN says:
==16618==ERROR: AddressSanitizer: SEGV on unknown address 0x000000000000 (pc 0x7fd509971746 bp 0x7ffd51517970 sp 0x7ffd515170f8 T0)
    #0 0x7fd509971745 in strlen (/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6+0x8b745)
    #1 0x7fd509f161f8 in strdup (/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libasan.so.2+0x621f8)
    #2 0x546284 in scan_unit_for_symbols ../../bfd/dwarf2.c:3394
    #3 0x547ef6 in comp_unit_maybe_decode_line_info ../../bfd/dwarf2.c:3810
    #4 0x547b63 in comp_unit_find_nearest_line ../../bfd/dwarf2.c:3769
    #5 0x54d5e2 in _bfd_dwarf2_find_nearest_line ../../bfd/dwarf2.c:5040
    #6 0x4b973c in _bfd_elf_find_nearest_line ../../bfd/elf.c:9133
    #7 0x4035ea in find_address_in_section ../../binutils/addr2line.c:196
    #8 0x421a3e in bfd_map_over_sections ../../bfd/section.c:1377
    #9 0x403ae0 in translate_addresses ../../binutils/addr2line.c:274
    #10 0x40412e in process_file ../../binutils/addr2line.c:411
    #11 0x40460a in main ../../binutils/addr2line.c:525
    #12 0x7fd50990682f in __libc_start_main (/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6+0x2082f)
    #13 0x402d98 in _start (/home/dungnguyen/PoCs/binutils_f717994/addr2line+0x402d98)

Manh Dung
Comment 1 cvs-commit@gcc.gnu.org 2020-04-16 08:25:27 UTC
The master branch has been updated by Alan Modra <amodra@sourceware.org>:


commit aec72fda3b320c36eb99fc1c4cf95b10fc026729
Author: Alan Modra <amodra@gmail.com>
Date:   Thu Apr 16 17:49:38 2020 +0930

    PR25827, Null pointer dereferencing in scan_unit_for_symbols
            PR 25827
            * dwarf2.c (scan_unit_for_symbols): Wrap overlong lines.  Don't
Comment 2 Alan Modra 2020-04-16 08:26:22 UTC