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[Qemu-devel] [PULL 12/14] exec: avoid possible overwriting of mmaped are

From: Paolo Bonzini
Subject: [Qemu-devel] [PULL 12/14] exec: avoid possible overwriting of mmaped area in qemu_ram_remap
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:02:32 +0100

It is not necessary to munmap an area before remapping it with MAP_FIXED;
if the memory region specified by addr and len overlaps pages of any
existing mapping, then the overlapped part of the existing mapping will
be discarded.

On the other hand, if QEMU does munmap the pages, there is a small
probability that another mmap sneaks in and catches the just-freed
portion of the address space.  In effect, munmap followed by
mmap(MAP_FIXED) is a use-after-free error, and Coverity flags it
as such.  Fix it.

Reviewed-by: Gonglei <address@hidden>
Signed-off-by: Paolo Bonzini <address@hidden>
 exec.c | 1 -
 1 file changed, 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/exec.c b/exec.c
index 8b922db..6d1e1e4 100644
--- a/exec.c
+++ b/exec.c
@@ -1638,7 +1638,6 @@ void qemu_ram_remap(ram_addr_t addr, ram_addr_t length)
             } else {
                 flags = MAP_FIXED;
-                munmap(vaddr, length);
                 if (block->fd >= 0) {
                     flags |= (block->flags & RAM_SHARED ?
                               MAP_SHARED : MAP_PRIVATE);

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