crash on amd64

Bug #1718687 reported by Anatoly Borodin on 2017-09-21
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
discover (Debian)
Fix Released
discover (Ubuntu)
Status tracked in Bionic

Bug Description

discover 2.1.2-7.1
libdiscover2 2.1.2-7.1
Ubuntu artful amd64

Running `discover` produces a crash:

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
__strlen_sse2 () at ../sysdeps/x86_64/multiarch/../strlen.S:120
120 ../sysdeps/x86_64/multiarch/../strlen.S: No such file or directory.
(gdb) bt
#0 __strlen_sse2 () at ../sysdeps/x86_64/multiarch/../strlen.S:120
#1 0x00007ffff787abfe in __GI___strdup (s=0x555500000000 <error: Cannot access memory at address 0x555500000000>) at strdup.c:41
#2 0x00007ffff7bcf829 in discover_get_devices () from /usr/lib/
#3 0x0000555555555a73 in ?? ()
#4 0x000055555555678e in ?? ()
#5 0x00007ffff78081c1 in __libc_start_main (main=0x555555555ea3, argc=1, argv=0x7fffffffe358, init=<optimized out>, fini=<optimized out>, rtld_fini=<optimized out>,
    stack_end=0x7fffffffe348) at ../csu/libc-start.c:308
#6 0x000055555555559a in ?? ()

Here is the fix of the problem:

Use the right type for `len`, avoid segmentation fault

`getline()` requires its second parameter to be `size_t *`. On the amd64
platform the size of `unsigned int` is 4 and the size of `size_t` is 8
bytes. Using a wrong pointer type can lead to a stack variables
corruption (overwriting with zeros) and a segmentation fault later.

See also similar `len` declarations in `_discover_get_pci_raw_sys()` in
the docs and `_discover_get_ata_raw()` / `discover_get_pci_raw_proc()` /
`discover_get_usb_raw()` in the source code.

Hans Joachim Desserud (hjd) wrote :

Thanks for reporting.

I can confirm the segfault on Ubuntu artful. I've subscribed the ubuntu-sponsors team which review patches.

tags: added: artful patch
Changed in discover (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in discover (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package discover - 2.1.2-7.1ubuntu1

discover (2.1.2-7.1ubuntu1) bionic; urgency=high

  * Apply patch from Anatoly Borodin fixing segmentation faults (LP: #1718687)

 -- Simon Quigley <email address hidden> Sun, 05 Nov 2017 10:12:35 -0600

Changed in discover (Ubuntu Bionic):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Simon Quigley (tsimonq2) wrote :

Unsubscribing ~ubuntu-sponsors as there's nothing left to sponsor.

If someone would like this in Artful, please fill out the SRU bug template as described here:

Thank you!

Changed in discover (Debian):
status: New → Fix Released
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