Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 699911
[PATCH] Use-after-free() when eval in variable assignments reassigns the same variable
Last modified: 2015-05-04 21:36:09 EDT
Created attachment 495050 [details]
In real world, such memory corruption occurs when using eval constructs for lazy assignment:
VARIABLE = $(eval VARIABLE := $(shell long-slow-command)$(VARIABLE)
Upstream submission: https://savannah.gnu.org/patch/index.php?7534
Affects Fedora as well, I'd be very thankful if this could make it into f15, if not a f14 update.
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Bug confirmed, patch fixes the issue.
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Prior to this update, memory corruption could occur in an "eval" expression if one of its sub-expressions was assigned to the same variable. An upstream patch has been applied to address this issue, and memory corruption no longer appears in the described scenario.
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.