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Subject[PATCH] modpost: validate symbol names also in find_elf_symbol
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If an ARM mapping symbol shares an address with a valid symbol,
find_elf_symbol can currently return the mapping symbol instead, as the
symbol is not validated. This can result in confusing warnings:

WARNING: vmlinux.o(.text+0x18f4028): Section mismatch in reference
from the function set_reset_devices() to the variable .init.text:$x.0

This change adds a call to is_valid_name to find_elf_symbol, similarly
to how it's already used in find_elf_symbol2.

Signed-off-by: Sami Tolvanen <samitolvanen@google.com>
---
scripts/mod/modpost.c | 50 ++++++++++++++++++++++---------------------
1 file changed, 26 insertions(+), 24 deletions(-)

diff --git a/scripts/mod/modpost.c b/scripts/mod/modpost.c
index 0d998c54564d..b709b2e623d6 100644
--- a/scripts/mod/modpost.c
+++ b/scripts/mod/modpost.c
@@ -1204,6 +1204,30 @@ static int secref_whitelist(const struct sectioncheck *mismatch,
return 1;
}

+static inline int is_arm_mapping_symbol(const char *str)
+{
+ return str[0] == '$' && strchr("axtd", str[1])
+ && (str[2] == '\0' || str[2] == '.');
+}
+
+/*
+ * If there's no name there, ignore it; likewise, ignore it if it's
+ * one of the magic symbols emitted used by current ARM tools.
+ *
+ * Otherwise if find_symbols_between() returns those symbols, they'll
+ * fail the whitelist tests and cause lots of false alarms ... fixable
+ * only by merging __exit and __init sections into __text, bloating
+ * the kernel (which is especially evil on embedded platforms).
+ */
+static inline int is_valid_name(struct elf_info *elf, Elf_Sym *sym)
+{
+ const char *name = elf->strtab + sym->st_name;
+
+ if (!name || !strlen(name))
+ return 0;
+ return !is_arm_mapping_symbol(name);
+}
+
/**
* Find symbol based on relocation record info.
* In some cases the symbol supplied is a valid symbol so
@@ -1229,6 +1253,8 @@ static Elf_Sym *find_elf_symbol(struct elf_info *elf, Elf64_Sword addr,
continue;
if (ELF_ST_TYPE(sym->st_info) == STT_SECTION)
continue;
+ if (!is_valid_name(elf, sym))
+ continue;
if (sym->st_value == addr)
return sym;
/* Find a symbol nearby - addr are maybe negative */
@@ -1247,30 +1273,6 @@ static Elf_Sym *find_elf_symbol(struct elf_info *elf, Elf64_Sword addr,
return NULL;
}

-static inline int is_arm_mapping_symbol(const char *str)
-{
- return str[0] == '$' && strchr("axtd", str[1])
- && (str[2] == '\0' || str[2] == '.');
-}
-
-/*
- * If there's no name there, ignore it; likewise, ignore it if it's
- * one of the magic symbols emitted used by current ARM tools.
- *
- * Otherwise if find_symbols_between() returns those symbols, they'll
- * fail the whitelist tests and cause lots of false alarms ... fixable
- * only by merging __exit and __init sections into __text, bloating
- * the kernel (which is especially evil on embedded platforms).
- */
-static inline int is_valid_name(struct elf_info *elf, Elf_Sym *sym)
-{
- const char *name = elf->strtab + sym->st_name;
-
- if (!name || !strlen(name))
- return 0;
- return !is_arm_mapping_symbol(name);
-}
-
/*
* Find symbols before or equal addr and after addr - in the section sec.
* If we find two symbols with equal offset prefer one with a valid name.
--
2.19.1.568.g152ad8e336-goog
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