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Re: [linux-lvm] reproducible segfault in vgscan (fwd)


i've just downloaded the lvm 0.8final tools, and tried your suggestion: i
changed the +2 in malloc(..) to +3.

and vgscan now works everytime! 


--paul jakma.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 01:39:12 +0200
Resent-Date: Thu, 18 May 2000 21:13:06 MESZ
From: Michael Marxmeier <mike msede com>
To: Paul Jakma <paul clubi ie>
Cc: Heinz Mauelshagen <mge ez-darmstadt telekom de>
Subject: Re: [linux-lvm] reproducible segfault in vgscan (fwd)

Paul, just a thought ...

<22> vg_check_name -- LEAVING with ret: 0
<22> lvm_remove_recursive -- CALLED with dir: /dev/Main_VG

This looks like a bug in lvm_remove_recursive() (tools/lib/...)
A short look reveales the following suspicious code
sequence around line 71:

               if ( ( file_name = malloc ( strlen (dir) +
                                           strlen (dir_ent->d_name) +
                                           2)) == NULL) {
                  ret = -LVM_EREMOVE_RECURSIVE_MALLOC;
                  goto lvm_remove_recursive_end;
               sprintf ( file_name, "%s/%s%c", dir, dir_ent->d_name,

AFAICS this could write a byte beyound file_name, depending
on file name length (due to malloc alignment).

Try to replace the sprintf() with:

sprintf ( file_name, "%s/%s", dir, dir_ent->d_name);

or make the +2 a +3 in the malloc call.

Hoipe this helps

Michael Marxmeier           Marxmeier Software AG
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