OOM in setup_group

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Alan Modra Jan. 31, 2020, 12:28 a.m.
We alloc, seek and read using section sizes in object files.  Fuzzed
objects can have silly sizes, but that's OK if the system supports
memory over-commit.  The read fails because we hit EOF and that
usually results in a graceful exit.

But if we memset before the read then the invalid size results in
attempting to write to a huge number of memory pages, and an eventual
Out Of Memory after probably swapping like crazy.  So don't memset.
There really isn't a need to clear the section contents anyway.  All
bytes are written with a good object file by the read and following
loop converting section index in target order to ELF section header
pointer, and the only untidy bytes are the 4 bytes past the group
flags when pointers are 8 bytes.  Those don't matter but the patch
clears them for anyone poking around in a debugger.  On error paths
it's as good to free section contents as it is to clear them.

Noticed when looking at PR4110 fourth test case.

	PR 4110
	* elf.c (setup_group): Don't clear entire section contents,
	just the padding after group flags.  Release alloc'd memory
	after a seek or read failure.

Alan Modra
Australia Development Lab, IBM


diff --git a/bfd/elf.c b/bfd/elf.c
index a8d98a60f4..5e6b9a0f41 100644
--- a/bfd/elf.c
+++ b/bfd/elf.c
@@ -676,8 +676,6 @@  setup_group (bfd *abfd, Elf_Internal_Shdr *hdr, asection *newsect)
-		  memset (shdr->contents, 0, amt);
 		  if (bfd_seek (abfd, shdr->sh_offset, SEEK_SET) != 0
 		      || (bfd_bread (shdr->contents, shdr->sh_size, abfd)
 			  != shdr->sh_size))
@@ -692,7 +690,8 @@  setup_group (bfd *abfd, Elf_Internal_Shdr *hdr, asection *newsect)
 		      /* PR 17510: If the group contents are even
 			 partially corrupt, do not allow any of the
 			 contents to be used.  */
-		      memset (shdr->contents, 0, amt);
+		      bfd_release (abfd, shdr->contents);
+		      shdr->contents = NULL;
@@ -712,6 +711,7 @@  setup_group (bfd *abfd, Elf_Internal_Shdr *hdr, asection *newsect)
 		      idx = H_GET_32 (abfd, src);
 		      if (src == shdr->contents)
+			  dest->shdr = NULL;
 			  dest->flags = idx;
 			  if (shdr->bfd_section != NULL && (idx & GRP_COMDAT))