buffer overflow problems

Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Tue Apr 28 19:12:17 UTC 2009


On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 12:32:12PM -0400, Ashley Benton wrote:
> I have a server (ubuntu 8.10 desktop with apache2 mysql and php5)  that I
> use for my websites. Yesterday I used apachetop and found a buffer overflow.
> I guessed that my server had not been secured enough so this morning I
> reinstall the server (ubuntu 9.04 with apache2 and php5) and used apachetop.
> I still have the buffer overflow problem and the server is not connected to
> internet yet (the computer is but I didn't configure apache2 yet).
> I am completely lost and don't understand where the problem is coming from
> or how to solve it.
> This is the result from apache top:
> 
> *** buffer overflow detected ***: apachetop terminated

This is a bug in the apachetop program.  Please report it at
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu and include this backtrace:

> ======= Backtrace: =========
> /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6(__fortify_fail+0x48)[0xb7e02da8]
> /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6[0xb7e00eb0]
> /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6[0xb7e01618]
> apachetop[0x8049a05]
> apachetop[0x804ad8a]
> /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xe5)[0xb7d1b775]
> apachetop[0x8049781]
> ======= Memory map: ========
> 08048000-08051000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 961658     /usr/sbin/apachetop
> 08051000-08052000 r--p 00008000 08:01 961658     /usr/sbin/apachetop
> 08052000-08053000 rw-p 00009000 08:01 961658     /usr/sbin/apachetop
> 083b7000-083d8000 rw-p 083b7000 00:00 0          [heap]
> b7cad000-b7cb7000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 1523807    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/
> libnss_files-2.9.so
> b7cb7000-b7cb8000 r--p 00009000 08:01 1523807    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/
> libnss_files-2.9.so
> b7cb8000-b7cb9000 rw-p 0000a000 08:01 1523807    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/
> libnss_files-2.9.so
> b7cb9000-b7cc2000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 1523809    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/
> libnss_nis-2.9.so
> b7cc2000-b7cc3000 r--p 00008000 08:01 1523809    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/
> libnss_nis-2.9.so
> b7cc3000-b7cc4000 rw-p 00009000 08:01 1523809    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/
> libnss_nis-2.9.so
> b7cc4000-b7cd9000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 1523803    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/
> libnsl-2.9.so
> b7cd9000-b7cda000 r--p 00014000 08:01 1523803    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/
> libnsl-2.9.so
> b7cda000-b7cdb000 rw-p 00015000 08:01 1523803    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/
> libnsl-2.9.so
> b7cdb000-b7cdd000 rw-p b7cdb000 00:00 0
> b7cdd000-b7ce4000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 1523804    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/
> libnss_compat-2.9.so
> b7ce4000-b7ce5000 r--p 00006000 08:01 1523804    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/
> libnss_compat-2.9.so
> b7ce5000-b7ce6000 rw-p 00007000 08:01 1523804    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/
> libnss_compat-2.9.so
> b7ce6000-b7ce8000 rw-p b7ce6000 00:00 0
> b7ce8000-b7cfd000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 1523812    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/
> libpthread-2.9.so
> b7cfd000-b7cfe000 r--p 00014000 08:01 1523812    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/
> libpthread-2.9.so
> b7cfe000-b7cff000 rw-p 00015000 08:01 1523812    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/
> libpthread-2.9.so
> b7cff000-b7d01000 rw-p b7cff000 00:00 0
> b7d01000-b7d03000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 1523800    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/
> libdl-2.9.so
> b7d03000-b7d04000 r--p 00001000 08:01 1523800    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/
> libdl-2.9.so
> b7d04000-b7d05000 rw-p 00002000 08:01 1523800    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/
> libdl-2.9.so
> b7d05000-b7e61000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 1523793    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/
> libc-2.9.so
> b7e61000-b7e62000 ---p 0015c000 08:01 1523793    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/
> libc-2.9.so
> b7e62000-b7e64000 r--p 0015c000 08:01 1523793    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/
> libc-2.9.so
> b7e64000-b7e65000 rw-p 0015e000 08:01 1523793    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/
> libc-2.9.so
> b7e65000-b7e69000 rw-p b7e65000 00:00 0
> b7e69000-b7e76000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 1507395    /lib/libgcc_s.so.1
> b7e76000-b7e77000 r--p 0000c000 08:01 1507395    /lib/libgcc_s.so.1
> b7e77000-b7e78000 rw-p 0000d000 08:01 1507395    /lib/libgcc_s.so.1
> b7e78000-b7e9c000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 1523801    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/
> libm-2.9.so
> b7e9c000-b7e9d000 r--p 00023000 08:01 1523801    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/
> libm-2.9.so
> b7e9d000-b7e9e000 rw-p 00024000 08:01 1523801    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/
> libm-2.9.so
> b7e9e000-b7f82000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 958571
> /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6.0.10
> b7f82000-b7f86000 r--p 000e3000 08:01 958571
> /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6.0.10
> b7f86000-b7f87000 rw-p 000e7000 08:01 958571
> /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6.0.10
> b7f87000-b7f8d000 rw-p b7f87000 00:00 0
> b7f8d000-b7fbd000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 1507362    /lib/libpcre.so.3.12.1
> b7fbd000-b7fbe000 r--p 0002f000 08:01 1507362    /lib/libpcre.so.3.12.1
> b7fbe000-b7fbf000 rw-p 00030000 08:01 1507362    /lib/libpcre.so.3.12.1
> b7fbf000-b7fc6000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 960281     /usr/lib/libfam.so.0.0.0
> b7fc6000-b7fc7000 r--p 00006000 08:01 960281     /usr/lib/libfam.so.0.0.0
> b7fc7000-b7fc8000 rw-p 00007000 08:01 960281     /usr/lib/libfam.so.0.0.0
> b7fc8000-b7fd9000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 961656     /usr/lib/libadns.so.1.3
> b7fd9000-b7fda000 r--p 00011000 08:01 961656     /usr/lib/libadns.so.1.3
> b7fda000-b7fdb000 rw-p 00012000 08:01 961656     /usr/lib/libadns.so.1.3
> b7fdb000-b7fdc000 rw-p b7fdb000 00:00 0
> b7fdc000-b800b000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 1507407    /lib/libncurses.so.5.7
> b800b000-b800d000 r--p 0002e000 08:01 1507407    /lib/libncurses.so.5.7
> b800d000-b800e000 rw-p 00030000 08:01 1507407    /lib/libncurses.so.5.7
> b800e000-b803a000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 1507450    /lib/libreadline.so.5.2
> b803a000-b803b000 ---p 0002c000 08:01 1507450    /lib/libreadline.so.5.2
> b803b000-b803c000 r--p 0002c000 08:01 1507450    /lib/libreadline.so.5.2
> b803c000-b803f000 rw-p 0002d000 08:01 1507450    /lib/libreadline.so.5.2
> b803f000-b8040000 rw-p b803f000 00:00 0
> b8052000-b8054000 rw-p b8052000 00:00 0
> b8054000-b8055000 r-xp b8054000 00:00 0          [vdso]
> b8055000-b8071000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 1507347    /lib/ld-2.9.so
> b8071000-b8072000 r--p 0001b000 08:01 1507347    /lib/ld-2.9.so
> b8072000-b8073000 rw-p 0001c000 08:01 1507347    /lib/ld-2.9.so
> bf85d000-bf872000 rw-p bffeb000 00:00 0          [stack]
> Aborted
> 
> Any help would be appreciate,
> 
> Thank you
> 
> Meg

Marius Gedminas
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