Bugtraq: Re: Hot fix for do_brk bug
On Sat, 6 Dec 2003, Pavel harry_x Palát wrote:
> > It would be less intrusive to the kernel to supply a fixed do_brk()
> > and replace the do_brk with a jump to your version.
> I've written similar patch few days ago. The patch only modifies first
> instructions of do_brk() (it replaces them with jmp to function in LKM.
> It can be downloaded from http://wizard.ath.cx/fixbrk.tar.gz
> But beware, I wrote it in rush and it's pretty odly written :-) But it
> worked on my two servers (both were running 2.4.21 kernel with grsecurity
Sometimes it might be valuable to patch your fixbrk.pl.
Your version does:
system("gcc -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE -c -o _fixbrk.o fixbrk.c");
On some hosts, to compile this module you need to specify the path to
kernel header files. For example:
system("gcc -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE -I/usr/src/linux/include -c -o _fixbrk.o
Otherwise you might end up with something like:
/usr/include/asm/processor.h:56: error: `CONFIG_X86_L1_CACHE_SHIFT' undeclared here (not in a function)
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