[PATCH] strip: Make sure old .shstrab is removed when eu-strip recreates it.

Mark Wielaard mark@klomp.org
Wed Jun 7 18:43:00 GMT 2017


Although we always recreate the .shstrtab section for the new output
file we never explicitly assumed it could be removed. It might not be
possible to remove it when the section string table is shared with
a symbol table. But if it is removable we should (and recreate it for
the new section list).

Regression introduced in commit elfutils-0.163-33-gdf7dfab.
"Handle merged strtab/shstrtab string tables in strip and unstrip."
Add extra testcase to explicitly check for this case.

https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=21525

Signed-off-by: Mark Wielaard <mark@klomp.org>
---
 src/ChangeLog           |  4 ++++
 src/strip.c             | 16 ++++++++++------
 tests/ChangeLog         |  4 ++++
 tests/run-strip-test.sh |  8 ++++++++
 4 files changed, 26 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/src/ChangeLog b/src/ChangeLog
index cbb77fc..6ac0ef2 100644
--- a/src/ChangeLog
+++ b/src/ChangeLog
@@ -1,3 +1,7 @@
+2017-06-06  Mark Wielaard  <mark@klomp.org>
+
+	* strip.c (handle_elf): Assume e_shstrndx section can be removed.
+
 2017-04-20  Ulf Hermann  <ulf.hermann@qt.io>
 
 	* readelf.c: Include strings.h.
diff --git a/src/strip.c b/src/strip.c
index f747441..11b2a37 100644
--- a/src/strip.c
+++ b/src/strip.c
@@ -711,11 +711,13 @@ handle_elf (int fd, Elf *elf, const char *prefix, const char *fname,
        in the sh_link or sh_info element it cannot be removed either
   */
   for (cnt = 1; cnt < shnum; ++cnt)
-    /* Check whether the section can be removed.  */
+    /* Check whether the section can be removed.  Since we will create
+       a new .shstrtab assume it will be removed too.  */
     if (remove_shdrs ? !(shdr_info[cnt].shdr.sh_flags & SHF_ALLOC)
-	: ebl_section_strip_p (ebl, ehdr, &shdr_info[cnt].shdr,
-			       shdr_info[cnt].name, remove_comment,
-			       remove_debug))
+	: (ebl_section_strip_p (ebl, ehdr, &shdr_info[cnt].shdr,
+				shdr_info[cnt].name, remove_comment,
+				remove_debug)
+	   || cnt == ehdr->e_shstrndx))
       {
 	/* For now assume this section will be removed.  */
 	shdr_info[cnt].idx = 0;
@@ -1062,8 +1064,10 @@ handle_elf (int fd, Elf *elf, const char *prefix, const char *fname,
       }
 
   /* Test whether we are doing anything at all.  */
-  if (cnt == idx)
-    /* Nope, all removable sections are already gone.  */
+  if (cnt == idx
+      || (cnt == idx + 1 && shdr_info[ehdr->e_shstrndx].idx == 0))
+    /* Nope, all removable sections are already gone.  Or the only section
+       we would remove is the .shstrtab section which we will add again.  */
     goto fail_close;
 
   /* Create the reference to the file with the debug info.  */
diff --git a/tests/ChangeLog b/tests/ChangeLog
index 5b0d486..5800946 100644
--- a/tests/ChangeLog
+++ b/tests/ChangeLog
@@ -1,3 +1,7 @@
+2017-06-06  Mark Wielaard  <mark@klomp.org>
+
+	* run-strip-test.sh: Test strip -g doesn't introduce extra .shstrtab.
+
 2017-02-13  Ulf Hermann  <ulf.hermann@qt.io>
 	    Mark Wielaard  <mark@klomp.org>
 
diff --git a/tests/run-strip-test.sh b/tests/run-strip-test.sh
index 42aa988..280814e 100755
--- a/tests/run-strip-test.sh
+++ b/tests/run-strip-test.sh
@@ -49,6 +49,14 @@ testrun ${abs_top_builddir}/src/unstrip -o testfile.unstrip testfile.temp testfi
 testrun ${abs_top_builddir}/src/elfcmp --hash-inexact $original testfile.unstrip
 }
 
+# test strip -g
+testrun ${abs_top_builddir}/src/strip -g -o testfile.temp $original
+
+# Buggy eu-strip created multiple .shstrtab sections
+shstrtab_SECS=$(testrun ${abs_top_builddir}/src/readelf -S testfile.temp | grep '.shstrtab' | wc --lines)
+test $shstrtab_SECS -eq 1 ||
+  { echo "*** failure not just one '.shstrtab' testfile.temp ($shstrtab_SECS)"; status=1; }
+
 # Now strip in-place and make sure it is smaller.
 SIZE_original=$(stat -c%s $original)
 testrun ${abs_top_builddir}/src/strip $original
-- 
1.8.3.1



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