Bug 25888 - [regression] umount.hal aborts with fortify
Summary: [regression] umount.hal aborts with fortify
Alias: None
Product: hal
Classification: Unclassified
Component: misc (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other All
: medium major
Assignee: Martin Pitt
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Reported: 2010-01-04 06:38 UTC by Peter
Modified: 2010-01-04 08:00 UTC (History)
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Description Peter 2010-01-04 06:38:13 UTC
After adding support for relative paths in umount.hal[1] it aborts if built with _FORTIFY_SOURCE=2: 

 # umount.hal /boot/
*** buffer overflow detected ***: umount.hal terminated
======= Backtrace: =========
======= Memory map: ========

Fortify source is default since gcc-4.3 and thus default build is affected. Problem is that glibc explicitly requires that second argument to realpath(), device_file_or_mount_point in this case, must be larger then PATH_MAX (see info libc: On systems which define `PATH_MAX' ... the buffer must be large enough for a pathname of this size.). Since HAL_PATH_MAX=1024 is smaller then PATH_MAX=4096 this causes this abort.

[1] http://cgit.freedesktop.org/hal/commit/?id=6d8eed9015a6ca648fe1dad575621b6ea959a748
Comment 1 Martin Pitt 2010-01-04 07:57:30 UTC
I checked the code, and there's indeed a second place which uses realpath() with HAL_PATH_MAX.

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