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Validate PDB magic and ImageDebugDirectory type and version #279

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AustinWise commented Jul 13, 2016

Presently PdbReader does not validate that it is actually opening a traditional PDB. If a portable PDB is opened, the Portable PDB file is blindly assumed to be a regular PDB and parsing eventually fails when a huge array is attempted to be allocated:

System.OutOfMemoryException: Array dimensions exceeded supported range.
   at Microsoft.Cci.Pdb.MsfDirectory..ctor(PdbReader reader, PdbFileHeader head, BitAccess bits)
   at Microsoft.Cci.Pdb.PdbFile.LoadFunctions(Stream read, Dictionary`2& tokenToSourceMapping, String& sourceServerData, Int32& age, Guid& guid)
   at Mono.Cecil.Pdb.PdbReader.PopulateFunctions()
   at Mono.Cecil.Pdb.PdbReader.ProcessDebugHeader(ImageDebugDirectory directory, Byte[] header)
   at Mono.Cecil.ModuleDefinition.ProcessDebugHeader()
   at ICSharpCode.ILSpy.LoadedAssembly.LoadSymbols(ModuleDefinition module)

This pull request validates both the ImageDebugDirectory in the PE file and the magic at the beginning of a PDB file. This change is motivated by icsharpcode/ILSpy#723, which expects InvalidOperationException when the file is invalid, not OutOfMemoryException.

@jbevain jbevain merged commit 7efc4a6 into jbevain:master Jul 13, 2016

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jbevain Jul 13, 2016


Thanks Austin!


jbevain commented Jul 13, 2016

Thanks Austin!

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Validate the PDB type. #739

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