grub-probe: double free or corruption in some rare cases

Bug #1330963 reported by Vladimir Smirnov on 2014-06-17
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This bug affects 9 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
grub
Unknown
Unknown
grub2 (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

There is small bug in grub2 in trusty, that causing grub-probe to fail in some rare cases.
I've got system with follwing scheme:
GPT (4 HDD):
1) 128MB Free space, bios_boot flag
2) MDADM RAID10, /boot, ext3
3) MDADM RAID10, LVM vg0 (for /, /home, etc)
4) MDADM RAID10, LVM vg1 (data partitions).

In this case grub fails with:
glibc detected *** ./grub-probe: double free or corruption (fasttop): 0x0000000000838760 ***

Cause of this behavior is grub-core/disk/diskfilter.c:886.

I've also filed a bug upstream: http://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?41582
but it's still not closed and bug is present in Ubuntu 14.04.

I'm attaching my vision of fixing this bug here. Thoguh, there maybe a better way to fix this.

Related branches

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tags: added: patch
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in grub2 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in grub2 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
tags: added: trusty
tags: added: rls-u-incoming
Toni Förster (stonerl) wrote :

Just one question, is this going to be addressed in trusty? Upstream has fixed this, already: http://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?41582#comment5

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package grub2 - 2.02~beta2-25

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grub2 (2.02~beta2-25) unstable; urgency=medium

  * Build-depend on dosfstools and mtools on arm64 as well as amd64.

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden> Fri, 12 Jun 2015 12:29:19 +0100

Changed in grub2 (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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