Patchwork [3.5.y.z,extended,stable] Patch "module: fix out-by-one error in kallsyms" has been added to staging queue

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Submitter Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski
Date Dec. 6, 2012, 3:23 a.m.
Message ID <1354764216-28428-1-git-send-email-herton.krzesinski@canonical.com>
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Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski - Dec. 6, 2012, 3:23 a.m.
This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    module: fix out-by-one error in kallsyms

to the linux-3.5.y-queue branch of the 3.5.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:

 http://kernel.ubuntu.com/git?p=ubuntu/linux.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/linux-3.5.y-queue

If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
reply to this email.

For more information about the 3.5.y.z tree, see
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/Dev/ExtendedStable

Thanks.
-Herton

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From 12f5316d0b3d3d49eaffac70b069f7312f37731a Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2012 10:49:25 +1030
Subject: [PATCH] module: fix out-by-one error in kallsyms
X-Extended-Stable: 3.5

commit 59ef28b1f14899b10d6b2682c7057ca00a9a3f47 upstream.

Masaki found and patched a kallsyms issue: the last symbol in a
module's symtab wasn't transferred.  This is because we manually copy
the zero'th entry (which is always empty) then copy the rest in a loop
starting at 1, though from src[0].  His fix was minimal, I prefer to
rewrite the loops in more standard form.

There are two loops: one to get the size, and one to copy.  Make these
identical: always count entry 0 and any defined symbol in an allocated
non-init section.

This bug exists since the following commit was introduced.
   module: reduce symbol table for loaded modules (v2)
   commit: 4a4962263f07d14660849ec134ee42b63e95ea9a

LKML: http://lkml.org/lkml/2012/10/24/27
Reported-by: Masaki Kimura <masaki.kimura.kz@hitachi.com>
Signed-off-by: Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski <herton.krzesinski@canonical.com>
---
 kernel/module.c |   27 ++++++++++++++++-----------
 1 file changed, 16 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)

--
1.7.9.5

Patch

diff --git a/kernel/module.c b/kernel/module.c
index 9ad9ee9..2a15c59 100644
--- a/kernel/module.c
+++ b/kernel/module.c
@@ -2273,12 +2273,17 @@  static void layout_symtab(struct module *mod, struct load_info *info)
 	src = (void *)info->hdr + symsect->sh_offset;
 	nsrc = symsect->sh_size / sizeof(*src);

+	/* strtab always starts with a nul, so offset 0 is the empty string. */
+	strtab_size = 1;
+
 	/* Compute total space required for the core symbols' strtab. */
-	for (ndst = i = strtab_size = 1; i < nsrc; ++i, ++src)
-		if (is_core_symbol(src, info->sechdrs, info->hdr->e_shnum)) {
-			strtab_size += strlen(&info->strtab[src->st_name]) + 1;
+	for (ndst = i = 0; i < nsrc; i++) {
+		if (i == 0 ||
+		    is_core_symbol(src+i, info->sechdrs, info->hdr->e_shnum)) {
+			strtab_size += strlen(&info->strtab[src[i].st_name])+1;
 			ndst++;
 		}
+	}

 	/* Append room for core symbols at end of core part. */
 	info->symoffs = ALIGN(mod->core_size, symsect->sh_addralign ?: 1);
@@ -2312,15 +2317,15 @@  static void add_kallsyms(struct module *mod, const struct load_info *info)
 	mod->core_symtab = dst = mod->module_core + info->symoffs;
 	mod->core_strtab = s = mod->module_core + info->stroffs;
 	src = mod->symtab;
-	*dst = *src;
 	*s++ = 0;
-	for (ndst = i = 1; i < mod->num_symtab; ++i, ++src) {
-		if (!is_core_symbol(src, info->sechdrs, info->hdr->e_shnum))
-			continue;
-
-		dst[ndst] = *src;
-		dst[ndst++].st_name = s - mod->core_strtab;
-		s += strlcpy(s, &mod->strtab[src->st_name], KSYM_NAME_LEN) + 1;
+	for (ndst = i = 0; i < mod->num_symtab; i++) {
+		if (i == 0 ||
+		    is_core_symbol(src+i, info->sechdrs, info->hdr->e_shnum)) {
+			dst[ndst] = src[i];
+			dst[ndst++].st_name = s - mod->core_strtab;
+			s += strlcpy(s, &mod->strtab[src[i].st_name],
+				     KSYM_NAME_LEN) + 1;
+		}
 	}
 	mod->core_num_syms = ndst;
 }