lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2019]   [Apr]   [15]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: [patch V4 01/32] mm/slab: Fix broken stack trace storage
On Mon, 15 Apr 2019, Josh Poimboeuf wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 15, 2019 at 06:07:44PM +0200, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> > >
> > > Looks like stack_trace.nr_entries isn't initialized? (though this code
> > > gets eventually replaced by a later patch)
> >
> > struct initializer initialized the non mentioned fields to 0, if I'm not
> > totally mistaken.
>
> Hm, it seems you are correct. And I thought I knew C.

:)

> > > Who actually reads this stack trace? I couldn't find a consumer.
> >
> > It's stored directly in the memory pointed to by @addr and that's the freed
> > cache memory. If that is used later (UAF) then the stack trace can be
> > printed to see where it was freed.
>
> Right... but who reads it?

Indeed. I didn't check but I know that I saw that info printed at least a
decade ago. Looks like that debug magic in slab.c has seen major changes
since then.

Thanks,

tglx

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2019-04-15 23:21    [W:0.070 / U:1.420 seconds]
©2003-2018 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site