Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2020 21:41:45 -0400 From: Rich Felker <dalias@...c.org> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Cc: Theodore Dubois <tblodt@...oud.com> Subject: Re: i386 __set_thread_area will crash if the syscall fails On Sun, Aug 30, 2020 at 09:07:10PM -0400, Rich Felker wrote: > On Sun, Aug 30, 2020 at 05:34:09PM -0700, Theodore Dubois wrote: > > Found a (small) bug in this file: > > https://git.musl-libc.org/cgit/musl/tree/src/thread/i386/__set_thread_area..s > > > > If the syscall fails, the branch on line 20 is taken and %eax will > > be a small negative number. Then "mov $123,%al" will make syscall > > 0xffffff7b instead of 0x7b, since overwriting %al only overwrites > > the low byte of %eax. So the modify_ldt fallback has apparently > > never worked. > > Thanks! Indeed, systems where the first syscall fails are outside the > actually-supported version range (before 2.6) so it's likely that this > was never actually tested. Nowadays SECCOMP_FILTER makes it easy to > test, so we should actually try to test some of these things. Have you > checked if it works adding xor %eax,%eax before the byte mov or > changing it to a 32-bit mov? OK, I just confirmed it works after this change. I'll push a fix soon along with a bunch of other pending commits. Thanks again for the report. Rich
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