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problems with starting vmware and openoffice

Postby atropin » Mon Sep 24, 2007 2:31 pm

hi,

i compiled my first grsec kernel for a desktop-system. now i have problems to start vmware and openoffice. the system is a debian sid with 2.6.22.6 vanilla kernel and grsecurity-2.1.11-2.6.22.6-200709071800
i got this error messages:
for vmware (translated from german language):
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Sep 24 20:32:52.469: vmui| [localized] VMware Workstation unrecoverable error: (vmui)
Sep 24 20:32:52.469: vmui| SSLLoadSharedLibrary: Failed to load library Cannot make the stack executably as of the Shared Object required: No authorization/usr/lib/vmware/bin/libcrypto.so.0.9.7:/usr/lib/vmware/bin/libcrypto.so.0.9.7:

for openoffice (this could be a bug with selinux):
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terminate called after throwing an instance of 'std::bad_alloc'
  what():  std::bad_alloc
** (process:7829): WARNING **: Unknown error forking main binary / abnormal early exit ...

this is the .config file for my vanilla linux-2.6.22.6:
http://nopaste.debianforum.de/6680

thanks,
regards
michael
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Re: problems with starting vmware and openoffice

Postby Alexei.Sheplyakov » Tue Sep 25, 2007 12:52 am

atropin wrote:
for vmware (translated from german language):
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Sep 24 20:32:52.469: vmui| [localized] VMware Workstation unrecoverable error: (vmui)
Sep 24 20:32:52.469: vmui| SSLLoadSharedLibrary: Failed to load library Cannot make the stack executably as of the Shared Object required: No authorization/usr/lib/vmware/bin/libcrypto.so.0.9.7:/usr/lib/vmware/bin/libcrypto.so.0.9.7:


Install prelink and paxctl and do
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execstack -c /usr/lib/vmware/bin/libcrypto.so.0.9.7

For more details see http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=321721
And don't forget to bug vmware guys :)

atropin wrote:for openoffice (this could be a bug with selinux):
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terminate called after throwing an instance of 'std::bad_alloc'
  what():  std::bad_alloc
** (process:7829): WARNING **: Unknown error forking main binary / abnormal early exit ...


I think this is bug of openoffice itself. For some bizzare reason it wants
to mprotect(PROT_EXEC|PROT_WRITE). Any sane security system will deny that,
so does PAX (and SELinux). As a work around, tell PAX to not restrict
openoffice:
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execstack -c /usr/lib/openoffice/program/libgcc3_uno.so
paxctl -cm /usr/lib/openoffice/program/soffice.bin

and some tools it uses (Java byte-code compiler and libraries):
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execstack -c /usr/lib/libgcj-tools.so.70.0.0
execstack -c /usr/lib/libgcj.so.70.0.0
paxctl -cm /usr/bin/gij-4.1
Best regards,
Alexei.
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Postby atropin » Tue Sep 25, 2007 5:07 am

thats it, now it's working.
thank you!
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Re: problems with starting vmware and openoffice

Postby PaX Team » Tue Sep 25, 2007 3:19 pm

Alexei.Sheplyakov wrote:I think this is bug of openoffice itself. For some bizzare reason it wants to mprotect(PROT_EXEC|PROT_WRITE).
i took a look at this requirement a while ago and it was in something called the UNO bridge. the code looked complex enough that it wasn't worth more of my time. so it's a feature, however unfortunate and unlikely to be fixed.
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Re: problems with starting vmware and openoffice

Postby kerneloftruth » Mon Mar 17, 2008 5:37 pm

i took a look at this requirement a while ago and it was in something called the UNO bridge. the code looked complex enough that it wasn't worth more of my time. so it's a feature, however unfortunate and unlikely to be fixed.


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:roll:

and it still happens (with openoffice 2.3.1)

thats it, now it's working.
thank you!


++

thanks a lot Alexei :D
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Re: problems with starting vmware and openoffice

Postby amdfanatyk » Sat Nov 29, 2008 9:13 am

Does anyone know how to deal with OO 3.0. I tried above but with no success. In my case every OO version newer that 2.1 crashes at shutdown with SIGABRT.

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./soffice.bin
terminate called after throwing an instance of 'std::bad_alloc'
  what():  St9bad_alloc
KCrash: crashing... crashRecursionCounter = 2
KCrash: Application Name = soffice.bin path = <unknown> pid = 18289


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[KCrash handler]
#5  0xb7984210 in raise () from /lib/libc.so.6
#6  0xb79855ec in abort () from /lib/libc.so.6
#7  0xb7b5cad1 in __gnu_cxx::__verbose_terminate_handler ()
   from /opt/openoffice.org3/program/../basis-link/ure-link/lib/libstdc++.so.6
#8  0xb7b5a505 in __cxa_call_unexpected ()
   from /opt/openoffice.org3/program/../basis-link/ure-link/lib/libstdc++.so.6
#9  0xb7b5a542 in std::terminate ()
   from /opt/openoffice.org3/program/../basis-link/ure-link/lib/libstdc++.so.6
#10 0xb7b5a6d2 in __cxa_throw ()
   from /opt/openoffice.org3/program/../basis-link/ure-link/lib/libstdc++.so.6
#11 0x08048ec4 in main ()
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