Bug 729021 - Debug file missing in debuginfo package for a binary
Summary: Debug file missing in debuginfo package for a binary
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: openssh
Version: 6.3
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Jan F. Chadima
QA Contact: BaseOS QE Security Team
Depends On:
Blocks: 727919
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-08-08 15:19 UTC by Karel Klíč
Modified: 2013-03-03 23:03 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
: 771963 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2011-12-06 09:56:21 UTC

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System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2011:1551 normal SHIPPED_LIVE openssh bug fix and enhancement update 2011-12-06 00:39:25 UTC

Description Karel Klíč 2011-08-08 15:19:49 UTC
A problem related to debuginfo was found in the openssh-5.3p1-52.el6_1.2 package. This issue might affect crash analysis done by Automatic Bug Reporting Tool and its retrace server, and also prevent proper debugging of crashes via GDB.

A debuginfo file for a binary is not present in the debuginfo package. This might be caused by:
 - binary being compiled without debugging information
 - debugging information being removed from the binary by a build script
 - rpmbuild failing to extract debugging information from a binary in a buildroot because of permissions (eg. suid binaries, binaries without executable flag set)

affected binary: /usr/libexec/openssh/gnome-ssh-askpass
affected package: openssh-askpass-5.3p1-52.el6_1.2.i686
binary doesn't contain debug sections (it was probably stripped)
affected binary file mode: 100755

This issue can be investigated by using eu-readelf tool from the elfutils package. Use `eu-readelf --notes /path/to/binary` to get build ID of a binary. Then check that the debuginfo package does not contain /usr/lib/debug/.build-id/<aa>/<bbbbbbbb>, where <aa> are the first two chars of the build ID, and <bbbbbbbb> is the rest of it. It should be a symlink pointing back to the binary.

(This bug was detected and filed by a script.)

Comment 2 Jan F. Chadima 2011-08-08 22:57:16 UTC
can you look at openssh-5.8p2-19.fc17.src.rpm if there is the bug repaired?

Comment 3 Karel Klíč 2011-08-09 09:31:09 UTC
The bug is not fixed there. gnome-ssh-askpass is stripped when installed. openssh.spec:

%if ! %{no_gnome_askpass}
install -s contrib/gnome-ssh-askpass $RPM_BUILD_ROOT%{_libexecdir}/openssh/gnome-ssh-askpass

That -s option (== --strip) shouldn't be there. Rpmbuild extracts debug sections from binaries in buildroot, so the binaries must be installed there without stripping the debug sections.

Comment 4 Jan F. Chadima 2011-08-09 13:29:32 UTC
ok , can you test openssh-5.8p2-20.fc17

Comment 5 Karel Klíč 2011-08-09 15:42:38 UTC
The issue is fixed in openssh-5.8p2-20.fc17.

Comment 10 errata-xmlrpc 2011-12-06 09:56:21 UTC
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.


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