Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 434714
Artificial ELF executable does not execute (gets Killed)
Last modified: 2008-04-27 16:44:40 EDT
Description of problem:
Found I can create an artifical executable working on upstrea and F8 but getting
`Killed' on Rawhide.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
echo -e '.globl _start\n_start: movq $231,%rax\nsyscall' | as -o trapkill.o; ld
-o trapkill trapkill.o --script=/dev/null; ./trapkill; echo $?
Have not seen a real world executable failing this way, only this artifical one.
Found on the GDB testsuite run on a testcase of mine:
-PASS: gdb.dwarf2/dw2-ranges.exp: run
-PASS: gdb.dwarf2/dw2-ranges.exp: backtrace
+FAIL: gdb.dwarf2/dw2-ranges.exp: run
+FAIL: gdb.dwarf2/dw2-ranges.exp: backtrace
It works fine on:
kernel-22.214.171.124-107.fc8.x86_64 (Fedora 8)
kernel-vanilla-2.6.21-1.3190.fc7.x86_64 (some older custom build)
vanilla 2.6.22-rc4-git7.x86_64 (upstream)
Created attachment 295749 [details]
bzip2 of the ELF binary getting Killed
Convenient ELF dump (of the executable stripped with the same reproducibility):
Magic: 7f 45 4c 46 02 01 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Data: 2's complement, little endian
Ident Version: 1 (current)
OS/ABI: UNIX - System V
ABI Version: 0
Type: EXEC (Executable file)
Machine: AMD x86-64
Version: 1 (current)
Entry point address: 0
Start of program headers: 64 (bytes into file)
Start of section headers: 2097184 (bytes into file)
Size of this header: 64 (bytes)
Size of program header entries: 56 (bytes)
Number of program headers entries: 1
Size of section header entries: 64 (bytes)
Number of section headers entries: 3
Section header string table index: 2
[Nr] Name Type Addr Off Size ES
Flags Lk Inf Al
[ 0] NULL 0000000000000000 00000000 00000000 0
0 0 0
[ 1] .text PROGBITS 0000000000000000 00200000 00000009 0 AX
0 0 4
[ 2] .shstrtab STRTAB 0000000000000000 00200009 00000011 0
0 0 1
Type Offset VirtAddr PhysAddr FileSiz MemSiz
LOAD 0x200000 0x0000000000000000 0x0000000000000000 0x000009
0x000009 R E 0x200000
Section to Segment mapping:
00 [RO: .text]
Fix of the uninitialized exit code - but everything is still the same:
Steps to Reproduce:
echo -e '.globl _start\n_start: movq $231,%rax\nmovq $42,%rdi\nsyscall' | as -o
trapkill.o; ld -o trapkill trapkill.o --script=/dev/null; ./trapkill; echo $?
Not reproduced on my upstream tip build. Maybe an exec-shield breakage?
(In reply to comment #4)
> Not reproduced on my upstream tip build. Maybe an exec-shield breakage?
Just tried it is still broken (on kernel-2.6.25-0.65.rc2.git7.fc9.x86_64) with:
echo 0 >/proc/sys/kernel/exec-shield
echo "0" >/proc/sys/vm/mmap_min_addr
That should fix it -- at least on F8 changing that from 0 to 32768 made it fail.
(The executable code starts at 0.)
Yup, I think this is pretty much expected behavior.
i.e. an ET_EXEC with a p_vaddr at 0 is asking for a mmap that it is often
security policy to refuse. Unfortunately there really isn't much better than
SIGKILL death that you can expect for this.
OK, thanks for the explanation.
(The GDB testcase fortunately already no longer uses this 0-based executable.)