[New-bugs-announce] [issue10959] mmap crash

Ross Lagerwall report at bugs.python.org
Thu Jan 20 18:00:35 CET 2011

New submission from Ross Lagerwall <rosslagerwall at gmail.com>:

The fix for issue10916 commited in r88022 introduces this line:

map_size = st.st_size - offset;

If offset > st.st_size, map_size is negative. This should cause the mmap system call to return -1 and set errno.

However, given a certain size of offset, since map_size is unsigned it will give a very large map_size and access the resultant mmap object results in a bus error crash. It also gives bogus len(mmap) values.

Eg (crashes on a 32bit system):
import os, mmap

with open("/tmp/rnd", "wb") as f:
    f.write(b"X" * 115699)

with open("/tmp/rnd", "w+b") as f:
    with mmap.mmap(f.fileno(), 0, offset=2147479552) as m:
        for i in m:

Attached is a patch which should fix this issue by raising a value error if offset > st.st_size.

files: mmap_issue.patch
keywords: patch
messages: 126629
nosy: amaury.forgeotdarc, pitrou, rosslagerwall
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: mmap crash
type: crash
versions: Python 2.7, Python 3.1, Python 3.2
Added file: http://bugs.python.org/file20466/mmap_issue.patch

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