Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 165528
bogus module_verify_elf check rejects valid .ko files
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:11 EST
Description of problem:
A bug in one of the sanity checks on kernel module files done by the module
signature checking stuff causes it to reject valid .ko files that happen to have
their section headers at the end of the file. It's pure luck that older tools
haven't produced files with this layout before, and it could bite on future
builds after binutils/elfutils updates. This bug should be cloned to all the FC
and RHEL release streams that have the module signing code.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Created attachment 117597 [details]
fix for bogus elf layout assertion in module verification
Would a workaround in elfutils (or whoever is creating these newfangled files)
be prudent in the mean time, to avoid triggering the bug?
Dave put the fix in.
*** Bug 166828 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***