Re: [PATCH] binfmt_flat: make load_flat_shared_library() work

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Sat May 25 2019 - 17:46:22 EST

On Fri, 24 May 2019 22:18:17 +0200 Jann Horn <jannh@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> load_flat_shared_library() is broken: It only calls load_flat_file() if
> prepare_binprm() returns zero, but prepare_binprm() returns the number of
> bytes read - so this only happens if the file is empty.


> Instead, call into load_flat_file() if the number of bytes read is
> non-negative. (Even if the number of bytes is zero - in that case,
> load_flat_file() will see nullbytes and return a nice -ENOEXEC.)
> In addition, remove the code related to bprm creds and stop using
> prepare_binprm() - this code is loading a library, not a main executable,
> and it only actually uses the members "buf", "file" and "filename" of the
> linux_binprm struct. Instead, call kernel_read() directly.
> Cc: stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Fixes: 287980e49ffc ("remove lots of IS_ERR_VALUE abuses")
> Signed-off-by: Jann Horn <jannh@xxxxxxxxxx>
> ---
> I only found the bug by looking at the code, I have not verified its
> existence at runtime.
> Also, this patch is compile-tested only.
> It would be nice if someone who works with nommu Linux could have a
> look at this patch.

287980e49ffc was three years ago! Has it really been broken for all
that time? If so, it seems a good source of freed disk space...