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Bug 72705 - Segfault from prelink
Segfault from prelink
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: prelink (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Jakub Jelinek
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Reported: 2002-08-26 15:26 EDT by Owen Taylor
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:46 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-08-29 16:31:42 EDT
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gnome-terminal binary reproducing the problem (313.90 KB, application/octet-stream)
2002-08-26 15:44 EDT, Owen Taylor
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Description Owen Taylor 2002-08-26 15:26:07 EDT
If you run 

 /usr/sbin/prelink -u 

On the attached binary, prelink segfaults almost immediately.
It's before it reads any other files, so I suspect it
will be reproducable.

I'm not sure if the binary is corrupt or not; if it is
corrupt, that's another prelink bug, but I can't give
a reproduction sequence, I'm afraid. It was something

 prelink -a -v
 prelink -a -u -v
 prelink /usr/bin/gnome-terminal
 [ upgrade openssl, which is indirectly pulled in by gnome-terminal ]
 prelink -a -u

With gnome-terminal and libraries mostly from the 
Milan tree.
Comment 1 Owen Taylor 2002-08-26 15:44:55 EDT
Created attachment 73164 [details]
gnome-terminal binary reproducing the problem
Comment 2 Jakub Jelinek 2002-08-27 03:18:13 EDT
The binary is in fact broken, sh_link member of .gnu.liblist Shdr has
completely bogus value. Not segfaulting on it will be trivial, will try to
look where it might come from too.
Comment 3 Jakub Jelinek 2002-08-27 10:59:13 EDT
--- exec.c~     2002-08-27 16:35:51.000000000 +0200
+++ exec.c      2002-08-27 16:35:51.000000000 +0200
@@ -793,7 +793,7 @@ prelink_exec (struct prelink_info *info)
       Elf_Data *data;

-       = new_dynstr ? new[new_dynstr] : move->old_to_new[dynstrndx];
+       = new_dynstr != -1 ? new[new_dynstr] : move->old_to_new[dynstrndx];
       data = elf_getdata (dso->scn[i], NULL);
       data->d_type = ELF_T_WORD;
       data->d_size = (ndeps - 1) * sizeof (Elf32_Lib);

seems like the candidate why sh_link was garbage (new[-1]).
I've added checks so that prelink -u wouldn't segfault on bogus sh_link or
sh_info fields too.
Will be soon in prelink-0.2.0-8.
Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2003-08-29 16:31:42 EDT
Assuming fixed in current versions.

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