Bug 165528 - bogus module_verify_elf check rejects valid .ko files
bogus module_verify_elf check rejects valid .ko files
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: David Howells
Brian Brock
: 166828 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: 165416
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Reported: 2005-08-10 03:55 EDT by Roland McGrath
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-08-15 17:13:59 EDT
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fix for bogus elf layout assertion in module verification (538 bytes, patch)
2005-08-10 03:55 EDT, Roland McGrath
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Description Roland McGrath 2005-08-10 03:55:25 EDT
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.

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Fix attached.
Comment 1 Roland McGrath 2005-08-10 03:55:37 EDT
Created attachment 117597 [details]
fix for bogus elf layout assertion in module verification
Comment 2 Frank Ch. Eigler 2005-08-11 13:08:21 EDT
Would a workaround in elfutils (or whoever is creating these newfangled files)
be prudent in the mean time, to avoid triggering the bug?
Comment 3 Roland McGrath 2005-08-15 17:13:59 EDT
Dave put the fix in.
Comment 4 Dave Jones 2005-08-31 19:12:27 EDT
*** Bug 166828 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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