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SubjectRe: perf_fuzzer compiled for x32 causes reboot
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Those are segfaults in user space, though?

On February 21, 2014 8:50:38 PM PST, Vince Weaver <vincent.weaver@maine.edu> wrote:
>
>So I changed the perf_fuzzer so when it randomly stomps all over the
>perf_event_mmap_page, it uses a constant value of 0xdeadbeef rather
>than a random value.
>
>The result is below. The segfaults make a bit more sense now, it
>almost looks like what is happening is we are corrupting an address
>value somehow (head? tail?) and the kernel then uses the corrupt
>address
>and writes to memory outside of the mmap ring buffer.
>
>I still haven't figured out how to trigger this exactly, but you can
>see when over-written with 0xdeadbeef the memory address written to is
>consistently some small multiple of 0x120.
>
>I imagine it would be a bad thing if it turned out to be possible to
>select what memory address got written to. Although since I've
>only reproduced this on x32 maybe it won't be possible to over-write
>the kernel; but I have seen this bug cause a reboot when the
>wrong thing got over-written.
>
>[28002.850192] perf_fuzzer[7083]: segfault at 2be0 ip 000000000041efab
>sp 00000000ff826748 error 6 in perf_fuzzer[400000+d1000]
>[28639.769869] perf_fuzzer[7100]: segfault at 1320 ip 000000000041efab
>sp 00000000ffa65038 error 6 in perf_fuzzer[400000+d1000]
>[29396.986242] perf_fuzzer[7120]: segfault at 10e0 ip 000000000041efab
>sp 00000000ffd48e68 error 6 in perf_fuzzer[400000+d1000]
>[29738.892931] perf_fuzzer[7128]: segfault at 18c0 ip 000000000041efab
>sp 00000000ffcdcd88 error 6 in perf_fuzzer[400000+d1000]
>[29815.550210] perf_fuzzer[7132]: segfault at 120 ip 000000000041efab
>sp 00000000ffe673b8 error 6 in perf_fuzzer[400000+d1000]
>[30173.455348] perf_fuzzer[7141]: segfault at 120 ip 000000000041efab
>sp 00000000ffda1948 error 6 in perf_fuzzer[400000+d1000]
>[30570.625642] perf_fuzzer[7156]: segfault at 1680 ip 000000000041efab
>sp 00000000ffaad028 error 6 in perf_fuzzer[400000+d1000]
>[31047.887784] perf_fuzzer[7169]: segfault at 60c0 ip 000000000041efab
>sp 00000000ffaa86e8 error 6 in perf_fuzzer[400000+d1000]
>[31300.168714] perf_fuzzer[7175]: segfault at 3a80 ip 000000000041efab
>sp 00000000ffd83228 error 6 in perf_fuzzer[400000+d1000]
>[31984.727278] perf_fuzzer[7193]: segfault at 7e0 ip 000000000041efab
>sp 00000000ff9db1f8 error 6 in perf_fuzzer[400000+d1000]
>
>Vince

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