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Greetings Porters,

I have compiled bleadperl with the afl-gcc compiler using:

./Configure -Dusedevel -Dprefix='/usr/local/perl-afl' -Dcc='ccache afl-gcc' -Uuselongdouble -Duse64bitall -Doptimize=-g -Uversiononly -Uman1dir -Uman3dir -Dusequadmath -des
AFL_HARDEN=1 make && make test

And then fuzzed the resulting binary using:

AFL_NO_VAR_CHECK=1 afl-fuzz -i in -o out bin/perl @@

After reducing testcases using `afl-tmin` and performing additional minimization by hand, I have located the following testcase that triggers an assert fail in debugging builds of the perl interpreter. The testcase is the file below. On normal builds, this exits with the expected error. On debug builds, this returns an assert fail.

dcollins@nightshade64:~$ cat f3i1
0=\my%u:e=0dcollins@nightshade64:~$
dcollins@nightshade64:~$ od -c f3i1
0000000 0 = \ m y % u : e = 0
0000013
dcollins@nightshade64:~$ ls -l f3i1
-rw-r----- 1 dcollins afl 11 May 18 17:01 f3i1
dcollins@nightshade64:~$ ./perl/perl f3i1
Can't modify reference to subroutine entry in list assignment at f3i1 line 1, at EOF
Execution of f3i1 aborted due to compilation errors.
dcollins@nightshade64:~$ ./perldebug/perl f3i1
perl: op.c:2758: S_lvref: Assertion `(kid->op_flags & 3) != 1' failed.
Aborted


Debugging tool output is below. A git bisect was performed. Unfortunately, this requires attributes, so a miniperl build is not sufficient to test. Here is the result:

7664512eddd3e297d305684d8075fd977e4ef95c is the first bad commit
commit 7664512eddd3e297d305684d8075fd977e4ef95c
Author: Father Chrysostomos <sprout@cpan.org>
Date: Tue Sep 30 22:20:56 2014 -0700

     Make \( ?: ) assignment work

     When I first implemented list assignment to lvalue references, I
     thought I could simply modify the kids of the refgen op (\) in one
     spot. But things like ?: make it necessary to do this recursively.
     So all that code for turning thingies into lvrefs has been moved into
     a separate function patterned after op_lvalue but handling only the
     lvref cases.

     (I thought about combining it with op_lvalue’s switch statement, but
     that would require ‘if(type == OP_LVREF) goto nomod;’ too many times,
     which would be harder to maintain.)

:100644 100644 2e163602eb33b1df99c98aeee9c803e79004f7db 9e4e8d9db15ae2e214420f67b2e6683c1611cf54 M op.c
:040000 040000 8114515a860c7aebba1d4c401f7b2aa52d8abade f65b52fd5e71e1ae0d6c098770ae4d38f7a37208 M t
bisect run success


**GDB**

dcollins@nightshade64:~$ gdb --args ./perldebug/perl f3i1
GNU gdb (GDB) 7.10
Copyright (C) 2015 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law. Type "show copying"
and "show warranty" for details.
This GDB was configured as "x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu".
Type "show configuration" for configuration details.
For bug reporting instructions, please see:
<http://www.gnu.org/software/gdb/bugs/>.
Find the GDB manual and other documentation resources online at:
<http://www.gnu.org/software/gdb/documentation/>.
For help, type "help".
Type "apropos word" to search for commands related to "word"...
Reading symbols from ./perldebug/perl...done.
(gdb) run
Starting program: /home/dcollins/perldebug/perl f3i1
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
Using host libthread_db library "/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libthread_db.so.1".
perl: op.c:2758: S_lvref: Assertion `(kid->op_flags & 3) != 1' failed.

Program received signal SIGABRT, Aborted.
0x00007ffff6cf9478 in raise () from /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6
(gdb) bt
#0 0x00007ffff6cf9478 in raise () from /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6
#1 0x00007ffff6cfa8fa in abort () from /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6
#2 0x00007ffff6cf23a7 in ?? () from /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6
#3 0x00007ffff6cf2452 in __assert_fail ()
    from /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6
#4 0x000000000042611e in S_lvref (o=0xabc4d8, type=38) at op.c:2758
#5 0x0000000000427556 in Perl_op_lvalue_flags (o=0xabc460, type=38, flags=0)
     at op.c:3123
#6 0x0000000000432c5a in Perl_newASSIGNOP (flags=64, left=0xabc460,
     optype=0, right=0xabc420) at op.c:6400
#7 0x00000000004d7161 in Perl_yyparse (gramtype=258) at perly.y:781
#8 0x0000000000461482 in S_parse_body (env=0x0, xsinit=0x41e9e9 <xs_init>)
     at perl.c:2365
#9 0x000000000045f8c8 in perl_parse (my_perl=0xa9a010,
     xsinit=0x41e9e9 <xs_init>, argc=2, argv=0x7fffffffe648, env=0x0)
     at perl.c:1681
#10 0x000000000041e948 in main (argc=2, argv=0x7fffffffe648,
     env=0x7fffffffe660) at perlmain.c:114
(gdb) f 4
#4 0x000000000042611e in S_lvref (o=0xabc4d8, type=38) at op.c:2758
2758 assert((kid->op_flags & OPf_WANT) != OPf_WANT_VOID);
(gdb) info locals
kid = 0xabc5a8
__PRETTY_FUNCTION__ = "S_lvref"
(gdb) l
2753 return;
2754 }
2755 /* FALLTHROUGH */
2756 case OP_LIST:
2757 for (kid = cLISTOPo->op_first; kid; kid = OpSIBLING(kid)) {
2758 assert((kid->op_flags & OPf_WANT) != OPf_WANT_VOID);
2759 S_lvref(aTHX_ kid, type);
2760 }
2761 return;
2762 case OP_STUB:
(gdb) q


**PERL -V**

dcollins@nightshade64:~$ perl/perl -V
Summary of my perl5 (revision 5 version 25 subversion 1) configuration:
   Commit id: 9e17953912c0ab4f21dd642345727a44c388a0af
   Platform:
     osname=linux, osvers=4.5.0-2-amd64, archname=x86_64-linux-ld
     uname='linux nightshade64 4.5.0-2-amd64 #1 smp debian 4.5.3-2 (2016-05-08) x86_64 gnulinux '
     config_args='-Dusedevel -Dprefix=/usr/local/perl-afl -Dcc=ccache afl-gcc -Duselongdouble -Duse64bitall -Doptimize=-g -Uversiononly -Uman1dir -Uman3dir -DDEBUGGING -DDEBUG_LEAKING_SCALARS -des'
     hint=recommended, useposix=true, d_sigaction=define
     useithreads=undef, usemultiplicity=undef
     use64bitint=define, use64bitall=define, uselongdouble=define
     usemymalloc=n, bincompat5005=undef
   Compiler:
     cc='ccache afl-gcc', ccflags ='-fwrapv -DDEBUGGING -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe -fstack-protector-strong -I/usr/local/include -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64',
     optimize='-g',
     cppflags='-fwrapv -DDEBUGGING -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe -fstack-protector-strong -I/usr/local/include'
     ccversion='', gccversion='6.1.0', gccosandvers=''
     intsize=4, longsize=8, ptrsize=8, doublesize=8, byteorder=12345678, doublekind=3
     d_longlong=define, longlongsize=8, d_longdbl=define, longdblsize=16, longdblkind=3
     ivtype='long', ivsize=8, nvtype='long double', nvsize=16, Off_t='off_t', lseeksize=8
     alignbytes=16, prototype=define
   Linker and Libraries:
     ld='ccache afl-gcc', ldflags =' -fstack-protector-strong -L/usr/local/lib'
     libpth=/usr/local/lib /usr/local/lib/gcc/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/6.1.0/include-fixed /usr/include/x86_64-linux-gnu /usr/lib /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu /lib/../lib /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu /usr/lib/../lib /lib
     libs=-lpthread -lnsl -ldl -lm -lcrypt -lutil -lc
     perllibs=-lpthread -lnsl -ldl -lm -lcrypt -lutil -lc
     libc=libc-2.22.so, so=so, useshrplib=false, libperl=libperl.a
     gnulibc_version='2.22'
   Dynamic Linking:
     dlsrc=dl_dlopen.xs, dlext=so, d_dlsymun=undef, ccdlflags='-Wl,-E'
     cccdlflags='-fPIC', lddlflags='-shared -g -L/usr/local/lib -fstack-protector-strong'


Characteristics of this binary (from libperl):
   Compile-time options: HAS_TIMES PERLIO_LAYERS PERL_COPY_ON_WRITE
                         PERL_DONT_CREATE_GVSV
                         PERL_HASH_FUNC_ONE_AT_A_TIME_HARD PERL_MALLOC_WRAP
                         PERL_OP_PARENT PERL_PRESERVE_IVUV PERL_USE_DEVEL
                         USE_64_BIT_ALL USE_64_BIT_INT USE_LARGE_FILES
                         USE_LOCALE USE_LOCALE_COLLATE USE_LOCALE_CTYPE
                         USE_LOCALE_NUMERIC USE_LOCALE_TIME USE_LONG_DOUBLE
                         USE_PERLIO USE_PERL_ATOF
   Built under linux
   Compiled at May 17 2016 20:01:23
   @INC:
     /usr/local/perl-afl/lib/site_perl/5.25.1/x86_64-linux-ld
     /usr/local/perl-afl/lib/site_perl/5.25.1
     /usr/local/perl-afl/lib/5.25.1/x86_64-linux-ld
     /usr/local/perl-afl/lib/5.25.1
     /usr/local/perl-afl/lib/site_perl/5.24.0
     /usr/local/perl-afl/lib/site_perl
     .

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  • Father Chrysostomos via RT at May 19, 2016 at 3:23 am

    On Wed May 18 16:59:31 2016, dcollinsn@gmail.com wrote:
    Greetings Porters,

    I have compiled bleadperl with the afl-gcc compiler using:

    ./Configure -Dusedevel -Dprefix='/usr/local/perl-afl' -Dcc='ccache
    afl-gcc' -Uuselongdouble -Duse64bitall -Doptimize=-g -Uversiononly
    -Uman1dir -Uman3dir -Dusequadmath -des
    AFL_HARDEN=1 make && make test

    And then fuzzed the resulting binary using:

    AFL_NO_VAR_CHECK=1 afl-fuzz -i in -o out bin/perl @@

    After reducing testcases using `afl-tmin` and performing additional
    minimization by hand, I have located the following testcase that
    triggers an assert fail in debugging builds of the perl interpreter.
    The testcase is the file below. On normal builds, this exits with the
    expected error. On debug builds, this returns an assert fail.

    dcollins@nightshade64:~$ cat f3i1
    0=\my%u:e=0dcollins@nightshade64:~$
    dcollins@nightshade64:~$ od -c f3i1
    0000000 0 = \ m y % u : e = 0
    0000013
    dcollins@nightshade64:~$ ls -l f3i1
    -rw-r----- 1 dcollins afl 11 May 18 17:01 f3i1
    dcollins@nightshade64:~$ ./perl/perl f3i1
    Can't modify reference to subroutine entry in list assignment at f3i1
    line 1, at EOF
    Execution of f3i1 aborted due to compilation errors.
    dcollins@nightshade64:~$ ./perldebug/perl f3i1
    perl: op.c:2758: S_lvref: Assertion `(kid->op_flags & 3) != 1' failed.
    Aborted
    The initial 0= is unnecessary. I completely failed to take attributes into account when implementing refaliasing.

    $ ./perl -Ilib -e '\my %x:e = 1'
    Assertion failed: ((kid->op_flags & OPf_WANT) != OPf_WANT_VOID), function S_lvref, file op.c, line 2758.
    Abort trap: 6

    $ ./perl -Ilib -e '\CORE::state %x :e = 1'
    Assertion failed: ((kid->op_flags & OPf_WANT) != OPf_WANT_VOID), function S_lvref, file op.c, line 2758.
    Abort trap: 6

    $ ./perl -Ilib -XMfeature=:all -e 'sub MODIFY_HASH_ATTRIBUTES{} \our %x:e = \%a; print "ok\n"'
    ok

    The last one works, because the attribute does not modify the op tree with ‘our’.

    --

    Father Chrysostomos


    ---
    via perlbug: queue: perl5 status: new
    https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128183
  • Dan Collins via RT at May 27, 2016 at 12:28 am
    Experts: is the following bug related? (Also uses attributes, same assert, but in a different place.)

    dcollins@nightshade64:~/perldebug$ ./perl -Ilib -W -e 'tie my$r:n'
    perl: op.c:2799: Perl_op_lvalue_flags: Assertion `(o->op_flags & 3) != 1' failed.
    Aborted


    Without debug:

    dcollins@nightshade64:~/perl$ ./perl -Ilib -W -e 'tie my$r:n'
    Can't modify non-lvalue subroutine call of &attributes::import at -e line 1.
    dcollins@nightshade64:~/perl$ ./perl -MO=Deparse -Ilib -e 'tie my$r:n'
    use attributes ();
    tie 'attributes'->import('main', \$r, 'n'), my $r;
    -e syntax OK

    Bisect

    5c906035ffb6b2857a0f941a97ac9e7bb4126275 is the first bad commit
    commit 5c906035ffb6b2857a0f941a97ac9e7bb4126275
    Author: Gerard Goossen <gerard@ggoossen.net>
    Date: Sat Aug 13 18:38:13 2011 +0200

         Propagate lvalue context only to children of list ops which are not in void context.

         Children list ops might be in void context because the list is in scalar
         context. A test that discarded elements in a list are not assigned lvalue
         context is added.
         Children of a list op might also be in void context because they are
         special entersub ops for attributes. This patch makes the
         OPpENTERSUB_NOMOD flag redundant.

    :100644 100644 775705b55e4c0f69255527942edbf8ae7b4f0bbf c4c0e762493df04c66d924090cde0c87e2bea018 M op.c
    :040000 040000 8b96ea734cee36175aef04088948ead0744c5b03 a5c0ce3a48597ac07dadb8340649a878dad3877b M t
    bisect run success


    ---
    via perlbug: queue: perl5 status: open
    https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128183

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