Bug 729021 - Debug file missing in debuginfo package for a binary
Debug file missing in debuginfo package for a binary
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: openssh (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jan F. Chadima
BaseOS QE Security Team
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Blocks: 727919
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Reported: 2011-08-08 11:19 EDT by Karel Klíč
Modified: 2013-03-03 18:03 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2011-12-06 04:56:21 EST
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Description Karel Klíč 2011-08-08 11:19:49 EDT
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 18:57:16 EDT
can you look at openssh-5.8p2-19.fc17.src.rpm if there is the bug repaired?
Comment 3 Karel Klíč 2011-08-09 05:31:09 EDT
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 09:29:32 EDT
ok , can you test openssh-5.8p2-20.fc17
Comment 5 Karel Klíč 2011-08-09 11:42:38 EDT
The issue is fixed in openssh-5.8p2-20.fc17.
Comment 10 errata-xmlrpc 2011-12-06 04:56:21 EST
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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