Opened 4 months ago

Closed 4 months ago

Last modified 4 months ago

#2080 closed defect (invalid)

Possible mem leak in nginx

Reported by: sungguoshuai@… Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: nginx-1.19
Component: other Version: 1.19.x
Keywords: Memleak Cc: sungguoshuai@…
uname -a: Linux localhost.localdomain 4.19.140-2009.4.0.0048.oe1.aarch64 #1 SMP Thu Sep 24 09:39:08 UTC 2020 aarch64 aarch64 aarch64 GNU/Linux
nginx -V: nginx version: nginx/1.18.0
built by gcc 9.3.1 (GCC)
built with OpenSSL 1.1.1f 31 Mar 2020
TLS SNI support enabled
configure arguments: --prefix=/usr/share/nginx --sbin-path=/usr/sbin/nginx --modules-path=/usr/lib64/nginx/modules --conf-path=/etc/nginx/nginx.conf --error-log-path=/var/log/nginx/error.log --http-log-path=/var/log/nginx/access.log --http-client-body-temp-path=/var/lib/nginx/tmp/client_body --http-fastcgi-temp-path=/var/lib/nginx/tmp/fastcgi --http-proxy-temp-path=/var/lib/nginx/tmp/proxy --http-scgi-temp-path=/var/lib/nginx/tmp/scgi --http-uwsgi-temp-path=/var/lib/nginx/tmp/uwsgi --pid-path=/run/ --lock-path=/run/lock/subsys/nginx --user=nginx --group=nginx --with-file-aio --with-ipv6 --with-http_ssl_module --with-http_v2_module --with-http_realip_module --with-http_addition_module --with-http_xslt_module=dynamic --with-http_image_filter_module=dynamic --with-http_sub_module --with-http_dav_module --with-http_flv_module --with-http_mp4_module --with-http_gunzip_module --with-http_gzip_static_module --with-http_random_index_module --with-http_secure_link_module --with-http_degradation_module --with-http_slice_module --with-http_perl_module=dynamic --with-http_auth_request_module --with-mail=dynamic --with-mail_ssl_module --with-pcre --with-pcre-jit --with-stream=dynamic --with-stream_ssl_module --with-google_perftools_module --with-debug --with-cc-opt='-O2 -g -pipe -Wall -Werror=format-security -Wp,-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -Wp,-D_GLIBCXX_ASSERTIONS -fexceptions -fstack-protector-strong -grecord-gcc-switches -specs=/usr/lib/rpm/openEuler/openEuler-hardened-cc1 -fasynchronous-unwind-tables -fstack-clash-protection' --with-ld-opt='-Wl,-z,relro -Wl,-z,now -specs=/usr/lib/rpm/openEuler/openEuler-hardened-ld -Wl,-E


When I use oss-fuzz to check the latest nginx source code,I get some possible mem leak problem(The function stack see as files).However, I'm not sure whether the code is caused by OSS_FUZZ or the nginx source code.It confused me so much.
The code is from,
the oss-fuzz can be found at
In addition,I have check the latest nginx code and 1.18.0 has the same problem
At last,my test command(may be useless) is:
python infra/ build_fuzzers --sanitizer address nginx
python infra/ run_fuzzer nginx http_request_fuzzer

Attachments (1)

sgs-nginx_latest.log (16.2 KB ) - added by sungguoshuai@… 4 months ago.
The full function stack of possible mem leak

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Change History (8)

by sungguoshuai@…, 4 months ago

Attachment: sgs-nginx_latest.log added

The full function stack of possible mem leak

comment:1 by sungguoshuai@…, 4 months ago

The 'uname -a' tell is aarch64, but I check the source code, x86_64 has the same code.

comment:2 by Maxim Dounin, 4 months ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

The leaks shown are clearly caused by oss-fuzz.

comment:3 by Maxim Dounin, 4 months ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: closedreopened

comment:4 by Maxim Dounin, 4 months ago

Resolution: invalid
Status: reopenedclosed

comment:5 by sungguoshuai@…, 4 months ago

Thank you for your reply,sir.
But I don't understandard why you think this is 'clearly' caused by oss-fuzz,I will appreciate it if you can tell me the reason.

comment:6 by Maxim Dounin, 4 months ago

Stack traces provided show request pools allocated as leaked. These request pools are created for emulated connections created by, and the emulation layer does not seem to even try to provide working timers, not to mention events. Given that, there are no reasons to think that any requests created by this emulation layer will be freed, except may be in some simple cases when request handling can be completed immediately.

comment:7 by sungguoshuai@…, 4 months ago

OK,thank you very much, dear Maxim~
I know the reason now,and I will soon seek help from the oss-fuzz community to refine the testcase.
Thank you again.

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