Bug 234262 - intermittent parse failure due to 64-bit tm->when time field in /proc/net/tcp*
Summary: intermittent parse failure due to 64-bit tm->when time field in /proc/net/tcp*
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: authd
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Roman Rakus
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-03-27 22:46 UTC by Bill Rugolsky, Jr.
Modified: 2014-01-13 00:06 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-02-27 14:34:43 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
simple-minded workaround for parse failure (1.30 KB, patch)
2007-03-27 22:46 UTC, Bill Rugolsky, Jr.
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Description Bill Rugolsky, Jr. 2007-03-27 22:46:21 UTC
Description of problem:

authd incorrectly assumes that the "tm->when" field in /proc/net/tcp* is limited
to a 32-bit value, and fails when that value exceeds UINT_MAX.  

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
On an FC6 x86_64 bit machine in multiuser mode:
1. ssh localhost
3. yes $2,$4 | /usr/sbin/in.authd -d -m

Actual results:
local_address =(null):D15D
rem_address   =(null):0016
/proc/net/tcp =sl:7 uid:500 inode:37274
53597 , 22 : USERID : UNIX :rugolsky
[ ... repeated potentially a few hundred times ... ]
local_address =(null):D15D
rem_address   =(null):0016
/proc/net/tcp:2:    0: 0100007F:1F40 00000000:0000 0A 00000000:00000000
00:1AD7F29ABCA 00000000     0        0 10222 1 ffff81006e767800 3000 0 0 2 -1  
/proc/net/tcp =sl:7 uid:500 inode:37274
53597 , 22 : ERROR :rugolsky

Expected results:
Endless repeating pattern of output, without error.

Additional info:
This problem currently only occurs when running a 64-bit kernel, with either
64-bit or 32-bit authd.  I worked around it by creating a get_tok_ullong()
function to mirror the behavior of get_tok_uint(), but that's not really
necessary.  The code is quite crufty, and could use a cleanup pass to iron out
the use of various integer sizes.

The offending lines in authd.c are:

    350 static unsigned long get_tok_uint(char *s, unsigned base) {
    351     unsigned long ul = ULONG_MAX;
    353     assert(base <= 36);
    354     if ((s = strtok(s, DELIM)) != NULL) {
    355         char *endptr;
    357         ul = strtoul(s, &endptr, (int) base);
    358         if (ul > UINT_MAX || is_bad_strto(s, endptr))
    359             errno = EINVAL;
    360     }
    361     else errno = EINVAL;
    362     return ul;
    363 }


    657         (void) get_tok_uint(NULL, 16);            // tm->when (unit:

Comment 1 Bill Rugolsky, Jr. 2007-03-27 22:46:21 UTC
Created attachment 151088 [details]
simple-minded workaround for parse failure

Comment 2 Roman Rakus 2008-02-27 14:34:43 UTC
Thanks for patch and sorry for long delay.
Fedora 6 is EOL, changing version to rawhide. Fixed in rawhide,

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