[Bug 1571456] Re: id crashed with SIGSEGV in sock_eq()

Anders Kaseorg andersk at mit.edu
Mon May 2 18:26:14 UTC 2016

This was fixed in glibc master by ripping out the affected code. Either
strategy is fine.


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  id crashed with SIGSEGV in sock_eq()

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Bug description:
  To reproduce:

  sed -i 's/passwd: *compat/& hesiod/' /etc/nsswitch.conf
  cat > /etc/hesiod.conf <<EOF
  id andersk

  This is a bug in nss_hesiod. See

  ProblemType: Crash
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
  Package: coreutils 8.25-2ubuntu2
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-18.34-generic 4.4.6
  Uname: Linux 4.4.0-18-generic x86_64
  NonfreeKernelModules: openafs
  ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2
  Architecture: amd64
  CurrentDesktop: GNOME
  Date: Sun Apr 17 22:39:06 2016
  EcryptfsInUse: Yes
  ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/id
  ExecutableTimestamp: 1455802667
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-02-19 (58 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-GNOME 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Alpha amd64 (20160218)
  ProcCmdline: id andersk
  ProcCwd: /home/anders
   Segfault happened at: 0x7fef32217a88 <__libc_res_nsend+3192>:	cmp    %dx,(%rax)
   PC (0x7fef32217a88) ok
   source "%dx" ok
   destination "(%rax)" (0x00000000) not located in a known VMA region (needed writable region)!
  SegvReason: writing NULL VMA
  Signal: 11
  SourcePackage: coreutils
   sock_eq (a2=0x0, a1=0x7fef33b9daf4 <_res+20>) at res_send.c:1584
   __libc_res_nsend (statp=0x7fef33b9dae0 <_res>, buf=buf at entry=0x7ffd88e80910 "@\267\001", buflen=45, buf2=buf2 at entry=0x0, buflen2=buflen2 at entry=0, ans=ans at entry=0x7ffd88e80d10 " you want.  Don't add spaces after the\n", anssiz=1024, ansp=0x0, ansp2=0x0, nansp2=0x0, resplen2=0x0, ansp2_malloced=0x0) at res_send.c:408
   __GI___res_nsend (statp=<optimized out>, buf=buf at entry=0x7ffd88e80910 "@\267\001", buflen=<optimized out>, ans=ans at entry=0x7ffd88e80d10 " you want.  Don't add spaces after the\n", anssiz=anssiz at entry=1024) at res_send.c:630
   get_txt_records (class=1, name=name at entry=0xff3dd0 "39270.uid.ns.athena.mit.edu", ctx=0xff27e0) at hesiod.c:374
   hesiod_resolve (context=context at entry=0xff27e0, name=name at entry=0x7ffd88e81190 "39270", type=type at entry=0x7fef3242a486 "uid") at hesiod.c:240
  Title: id crashed with SIGSEGV in sock_eq()
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
  UserGroups: adm bumblebee cdrom dip libvirtd lpadmin plugdev sambashare sbuild sudo wireshark

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