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SubjectRe: [Query] Stack Overflow in "arch/arm/kernel/unwind.c" while unwinding frame
From what I saw, it happened when the next page is not mapped to
physical memory.

I don't think that stack corruption can cause this.

From what I could understand about of the code there is not check if
the memory beyond stack is physically mapped or not.

To handle the problem I thought that checks can also be added in
unwind_exec_insn() function for stack overflow.

On Wed, Oct 2, 2013 at 11:41 PM, Catalin Marinas
<> wrote:
> On 24 September 2013 07:23, Anurag Aggarwal <> wrote:
>> While executing unwind backtrace instructions in ARM, in the function
>> unwind_exec_insn()
>> there are chances that SP overflows from stack.
>> For example while executing instruction with opcode 0xAE, vsp can go
>> beyond stack to area that has not been allocated till now.
>> unsigned long *vsp = (unsigned long *)ctrl->vrs[SP];
>> int reg;
>> /* pop R4-R[4+bbb] */
>> for (reg = 4; reg <= 4 + (insn & 7); reg++)
>> ctrl->vrs[reg] = *vsp++;
>> The above scenario can happen while executing any of the unwind instruction.
>> One of the ways to fix the problem is to check for vsp with stack
>> limits before we increment it, but doing it for all the instructions
>> seems a little bad.
>> I just want to know that if anyone has faced the problem before
> I haven't seen it but I think with some stack (or unwind bytecode)
> corruption it could happen.
> I think we could place some checks only when vsp is assigned and return
> -URC_FAILURE, together with some warning.
> --
> Catalin

Anurag Aggarwal

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