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Crash due to invalid read in mrb_obj_alloc #3712

clayton-shopify opened this Issue Jun 19, 2017 · 1 comment


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clayton-shopify commented Jun 19, 2017

The following input demonstrates a crash:

"1".upto("10000") {}

It appears the problem was introduced in e96f254.

ASAN report:

==49777==ERROR: AddressSanitizer: SEGV on unknown address 0x63003235354a (pc 0x00010c6f97a0 bp 0x7fff535778b0 sp 0x7fff53577660 T0)
    #0 0x10c6f979f in mrb_obj_alloc gc.c:518
    #1 0x10c777b1c in str_new string.c:59
    #2 0x10c77791f in mrb_str_new string.c:193
    #3 0x10c86420c in mrb_str_upto (mruby:x86_64+0x1001e720c)
    #4 0x10c7ec04e in mrb_vm_exec vm.c:1396
    #5 0x10c7e0654 in mrb_vm_run vm.c:879
    #6 0x10c8160ff in mrb_top_run vm.c:2883
    #7 0x10c8ee26d in mrb_load_exec parse.y:5823
    #8 0x10c8ef085 in mrb_load_file_cxt parse.y:5832
    #9 0x10c67f3a3 in main mruby.c:227
    #10 0x7fffe5638234 in start (libdyld.dylib:x86_64+0x5234)

==49777==Register values:
rax = 0x000063003235354a  rbx = 0x00007fff535776a0  rcx = 0x000063003235354a  rdx = 0x00001c600646a6a9
rdi = 0x0000100000000000  rsi = 0x0000100000000000  rbp = 0x00007fff535778b0  rsp = 0x00007fff53577660
 r8 = 0x0000000000000010   r9 = 0x000061400000a500  r10 = 0x0000000000000004  r11 = 0x000000010c921ce4
r12 = 0x00007fff53577b80  r13 = 0x00007fff53577ba0  r14 = 0x00007fff53577b40  r15 = 0x00007fff53577b60
AddressSanitizer can not provide additional info.
SUMMARY: AddressSanitizer: SEGV gc.c:518 in mrb_obj_alloc
Abort trap: 6

This issue was reported by Dinko Galetic & Denis Kasak (


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Asmod4n Jun 19, 2017


Got a fix, PR incoming.


Asmod4n commented Jun 19, 2017

Got a fix, PR incoming.

Asmod4n added a commit to Asmod4n/mruby that referenced this issue Jun 19, 2017

Save gc_arena after buffer got allocated
Latest fix was freeing the buffer while it was still in use.
Fixes #3712

@matz matz closed this in #3713 Jun 20, 2017

@matz matz referenced this issue Jul 4, 2017


1.3.0 Changes #3140

tsahara added a commit to iij/mruby that referenced this issue Feb 13, 2018

Save gc_arena after buffer got allocated
Latest fix was freeing the buffer while it was still in use.
Fixes #3712
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