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Paul LeoNerd Evans
Date:
May 14, 2010 03:23
Subject:
[perl #75082] recv() with MSG_TRUNC flag kills perl with SEGV or glibc double-free
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rt-3.6.HEAD-4976-1273771116-1898.75082-75-0@perl.org
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This is a bug report for perl from leonerd@leonerd.org.uk,
generated with the help of perlbug 1.39 running under perl 5.10.1.


-----------------------------------------------------------------
[Please describe your issue here]

When using a PF_PACKET socket, the MSG_TRUNC flag can be useful on a recv()
call, to tell the kernel to truncate the message to the size of the given
buffer, but return its full size from the wire. For example, consider:

#!/usr/bin/perl

use strict;
use warnings;

use Socket qw( SOCK_DGRAM );
use IO::Socket::Packet;

my $sock = IO::Socket::Packet->new(
    Type => SOCK_DGRAM,
    Protocol => 0x0800, # IPv4
) or die "Cannot create PF_PACKET socket - $!";

# 40 bytes is enough to extract the IPv4 addresses from the IPv4 header
while( my ( undef, undef, undef, $pkttype, undef ) = $sock->recv_unpack( my $buffer, 40, MSG_TRUNC ) ) {

    # Extract src and dst IP addresses
    my ( $src, $dst ) = unpack( "x12 a4 a4", $buffer );
    $_ = join ".", unpack "C*", $_ for $src, $dst;

    printf "Recieved a packet pkttype %d, length %d bytes from %s to %s\n", $pkttype, length $buffer, $src, $dst;
}

(this tested against Socket::Packet 0.04)

This program captures IPv4 packets and prints their lengths and IP addresses.
It usually dies after about 20 packets or so (unreliably), such as:

*** glibc detected *** /usr/bin/perl: malloc(): memory corruption (fast): 0x0000000001a355c0 ***
======= Backtrace: =========
/lib/libc.so.6[0x7f002a3ebd16]
/lib/libc.so.6[0x7f002a3ef18e]
/lib/libc.so.6(__libc_malloc+0x70)[0x7f002a3f0aa0]
/usr/lib/libperl.so.5.10(Perl_safesysmalloc+0x36)[0x7f002ae04a76]
/usr/lib/libperl.so.5.10(Perl_sv_grow+0x6a)[0x7f002ae31c4a]
/usr/lib/libperl.so.5.10(Perl_sv_setsv_flags+0xd1b)[0x7f002ae2ddfb]
/usr/lib/libperl.so.5.10(Perl_sv_mortalcopy+0x50)[0x7f002ae2e3f0]
/usr/lib/libperl.so.5.10(Perl_pp_leavesub+0x32b)[0x7f002ae1dcab]
/usr/lib/libperl.so.5.10(Perl_runops_standard+0x16)[0x7f002ae1a9e6]
/usr/lib/libperl.so.5.10(perl_run+0x33c)[0x7f002adbf61c]
/usr/bin/perl(main+0xec)[0x400d3c]
/lib/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xfd)[0x7f002a399abd]
/usr/bin/perl[0x400b89]


I believe this bug is caused by the following lines from pp_sys.c:

(in PP(pp_sysread)):

        buffer = SvGROW(bufsv, (STRLEN)(length+1));
        count = PerlSock_recvfrom(PerlIO_fileno(IoIFP(io)), buffer, length, offset,
                                  (struct sockaddr *)namebuf, &bufsize);
...
        SvCUR_set(bufsv, count);

This causes problems if the kernel's return value in count is larger than the
length value; such as is the case with the MSG_TRUNC flag.


As this is a fairly rare use case, I'm quite happy to provide a special
truncating recv() function in Socket::Packet, allowing

  my ( $addr, $len ) = recv_len( $sock, my $buffer, $maxlen, $flags );

semantics. I think this would be sufficient to safely use the MSG_TRUNC flag.
Ideally perl's core recv() syscall function shouldn't fail in this manner,
though I don't have any firm suggestions or feelings for what it should do:

 * grow the buffer
 * clamp the returned length, thus ignoring its oversizedness
 * warn
 * die
 * ...?



[Please do not change anything below this line]
-----------------------------------------------------------------
---
Flags:
    category=core
    severity=low
---
Site configuration information for perl 5.10.1:

Configured by Debian Project at Sun Apr 11 20:09:49 UTC 2010.

Summary of my perl5 (revision 5 version 10 subversion 1) configuration:
   
  Platform:
    osname=linux, osvers=2.6.32-3-amd64, archname=x86_64-linux-gnu-thread-multi
    uname='linux madeleine 2.6.32-3-amd64 #1 smp wed feb 24 18:07:42 utc 2010 x86_64 gnulinux '
    config_args='-Dusethreads -Duselargefiles -Dccflags=-DDEBIAN -Dcccdlflags=-fPIC -Darchname=x86_64-linux-gnu -Dprefix=/usr -Dprivlib=/usr/share/perl/5.10 -Darchlib=/usr/lib/perl/5.10 -Dvendorprefix=/usr -Dvendorlib=/usr/share/perl5 -Dvendorarch=/usr/lib/perl5 -Dsiteprefix=/usr/local -Dsitelib=/usr/local/share/perl/5.10.1 -Dsitearch=/usr/local/lib/perl/5.10.1 -Dman1dir=/usr/share/man/man1 -Dman3dir=/usr/share/man/man3 -Dsiteman1dir=/usr/local/man/man1 -Dsiteman3dir=/usr/local/man/man3 -Dman1ext=1 -Dman3ext=3perl -Dpager=/usr/bin/sensible-pager -Uafs -Ud_csh -Ud_ualarm -Uusesfio -Uusenm -DDEBUGGING=-g -Doptimize=-O2 -Duseshrplib -Dlibperl=libperl.so.5.10.1 -Dd_dosuid -des'
    hint=recommended, useposix=true, d_sigaction=define
    useithreads=define, usemultiplicity=define
    useperlio=define, d_sfio=undef, uselargefiles=define, usesocks=undef
    use64bitint=define, use64bitall=define, uselongdouble=undef
    usemymalloc=n, bincompat5005=undef
  Compiler:
    cc='cc', ccflags ='-D_REENTRANT -D_GNU_SOURCE -DDEBIAN -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe -fstack-protector -I/usr/local/include -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64',
    optimize='-O2 -g',
    cppflags='-D_REENTRANT -D_GNU_SOURCE -DDEBIAN -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe -fstack-protector -I/usr/local/include'
    ccversion='', gccversion='4.4.3', gccosandvers=''
    intsize=4, longsize=8, ptrsize=8, doublesize=8, byteorder=12345678
    d_longlong=define, longlongsize=8, d_longdbl=define, longdblsize=16
    ivtype='long', ivsize=8, nvtype='double', nvsize=8, Off_t='off_t', lseeksize=8
    alignbytes=8, prototype=define
  Linker and Libraries:
    ld='cc', ldflags =' -fstack-protector -L/usr/local/lib'
    libpth=/usr/local/lib /lib /usr/lib /lib64 /usr/lib64
    libs=-lgdbm -lgdbm_compat -ldb -ldl -lm -lpthread -lc -lcrypt
    perllibs=-ldl -lm -lpthread -lc -lcrypt
    libc=/lib/libc-2.10.2.so, so=so, useshrplib=true, libperl=libperl.so.5.10.1
    gnulibc_version='2.10.2'
  Dynamic Linking:
    dlsrc=dl_dlopen.xs, dlext=so, d_dlsymun=undef, ccdlflags='-Wl,-E'
    cccdlflags='-fPIC', lddlflags='-shared -O2 -g -L/usr/local/lib -fstack-protector'

Locally applied patches:
    DEBPKG:debian/arm_thread_stress_timeout - http://bugs.debian.org/501970 Raise the timeout of ext/threads/shared/t/stress.t to accommodate slower build hosts
    DEBPKG:debian/cpan_config_path - Set location of CPAN::Config to /etc/perl as /usr may not be writable.
    DEBPKG:debian/cpan_definstalldirs - Provide a sensible INSTALLDIRS default for modules installed from CPAN.
    DEBPKG:debian/db_file_ver - http://bugs.debian.org/340047 Remove overly restrictive DB_File version check.
    DEBPKG:debian/doc_info - Replace generic man(1) instructions with Debian-specific information.
    DEBPKG:debian/enc2xs_inc - http://bugs.debian.org/290336 Tweak enc2xs to follow symlinks and ignore missing @INC directories.
    DEBPKG:debian/errno_ver - http://bugs.debian.org/343351 Remove Errno version check due to upgrade problems with long-running processes.
    DEBPKG:debian/extutils_hacks - Various debian-specific ExtUtils changes
    DEBPKG:debian/fakeroot - Postpone LD_LIBRARY_PATH evaluation to the binary targets.
    DEBPKG:debian/instmodsh_doc - Debian policy doesn't install .packlist files for core or vendor.
    DEBPKG:debian/ld_run_path - Remove standard libs from LD_RUN_PATH as per Debian policy.
    DEBPKG:debian/libnet_config_path - Set location of libnet.cfg to /etc/perl/Net as /usr may not be writable.
    DEBPKG:debian/m68k_thread_stress - http://bugs.debian.org/495826 Disable some threads tests on m68k for now due to missing TLS.
    DEBPKG:debian/mod_paths - Tweak @INC ordering for Debian
    DEBPKG:debian/module_build_man_extensions - http://bugs.debian.org/479460 Adjust Module::Build manual page extensions for the Debian Perl policy
    DEBPKG:debian/perl_synopsis - http://bugs.debian.org/278323 Rearrange perl.pod
    DEBPKG:debian/prune_libs - http://bugs.debian.org/128355 Prune the list of libraries wanted to what we actually need.
    DEBPKG:debian/use_gdbm - Explicitly link against -lgdbm_compat in ODBM_File/NDBM_File. 
    DEBPKG:fixes/assorted_docs - http://bugs.debian.org/443733 [384f06a] Math::BigInt::CalcEmu documentation grammar fix
    DEBPKG:fixes/net_smtp_docs - http://bugs.debian.org/100195 [rt.cpan.org #36038] Document the Net::SMTP 'Port' option
    DEBPKG:fixes/processPL - http://bugs.debian.org/357264 [rt.cpan.org #17224] Always use PERLRUNINST when building perl modules.
    DEBPKG:debian/perlivp - http://bugs.debian.org/510895 Make perlivp skip include directories in /usr/local
    DEBPKG:fixes/pod2man-index-backslash - http://bugs.debian.org/521256 Escape backslashes in .IX entries
    DEBPKG:debian/disable-zlib-bundling - Disable zlib bundling in Compress::Raw::Zlib
    DEBPKG:fixes/kfreebsd_cppsymbols - http://bugs.debian.org/533098 [3b910a0] Add gcc predefined macros to $Config{cppsymbols} on GNU/kFreeBSD.
    DEBPKG:debian/cpanplus_definstalldirs - http://bugs.debian.org/533707 Configure CPANPLUS to use the site directories by default.
    DEBPKG:debian/cpanplus_config_path - Save local versions of CPANPLUS::Config::System into /etc/perl.
    DEBPKG:fixes/kfreebsd-filecopy-pipes - http://bugs.debian.org/537555 [16f708c] Fix File::Copy::copy with pipes on GNU/kFreeBSD
    DEBPKG:fixes/anon-tmpfile-dir - http://bugs.debian.org/528544 [perl #66452] Honor TMPDIR when open()ing an anonymous temporary file
    DEBPKG:fixes/abstract-sockets - http://bugs.debian.org/329291 [89904c0] Add support for Abstract namespace sockets.
    DEBPKG:fixes/hurd_cppsymbols - http://bugs.debian.org/544307 [eeb92b7] Add gcc predefined macros to $Config{cppsymbols} on GNU/Hurd.
    DEBPKG:fixes/autodie-flock - http://bugs.debian.org/543731 Allow for flock returning EAGAIN instead of EWOULDBLOCK on linux/parisc
    DEBPKG:fixes/archive-tar-instance-error - http://bugs.debian.org/539355 [rt.cpan.org #48879] Separate Archive::Tar instance error strings from each other
    DEBPKG:fixes/positive-gpos - http://bugs.debian.org/545234 [perl #69056] [c584a96] Fix \\G crash on first match
    DEBPKG:debian/devel-ppport-ia64-optim - http://bugs.debian.org/548943 Work around an ICE on ia64
    DEBPKG:fixes/trie-logic-match - http://bugs.debian.org/552291 [perl #69973] [0abd0d7] Fix a DoS in Unicode processing [CVE-2009-3626]
    DEBPKG:fixes/hppa-thread-eagain - http://bugs.debian.org/554218 make the threads-shared test suite more robust, fixing failures on hppa
    DEBPKG:fixes/crash-on-undefined-destroy - http://bugs.debian.org/564074 [perl #71952] [1f15e67] Fix a NULL pointer dereference when looking for a DESTROY method
    DEBPKG:fixes/tainted-errno - http://bugs.debian.org/574129 [perl #61976] [be1cf43] fix an errno stringification bug in taint mode
    DEBPKG:patchlevel - http://bugs.debian.org/567489 List packaged patches for 5.10.1-12 in patchlevel.h

---
@INC for perl 5.10.1:
    /home/paul/lib/perl5/x86_64-linux-gnu-thread-multi
    /home/paul/lib/perl5
    /etc/perl
    /usr/local/lib/perl/5.10.1
    /usr/local/share/perl/5.10.1
    /usr/lib/perl5
    /usr/share/perl5
    /usr/lib/perl/5.10
    /usr/share/perl/5.10
    /usr/local/lib/site_perl
    /usr/local/lib/perl/5.10.0
    /usr/local/share/perl/5.10.0
    .

---
Environment for perl 5.10.1:
    HOME=/home/paul
    LANG=en_GB.UTF-8
    LANGUAGE (unset)
    LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/home/paul/lib
    LOGDIR (unset)
    PATH=/home/paul/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/games
    PERL5LIB=/home/paul/lib/perl5
    PERL_BADLANG (unset)
    SHELL=/bin/bash


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