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GPF's | buggy thing | "CreateProcessA" | ZERO'izing FS (DOSX)

posted by Japheth(R) Homepage, Germany (South), 28.12.2009, 16:37

> I wrote:
> > After "some" usage of LoadLibraryA (and a few other), a GPF
> ... maybe LoadLibraryA is not that badly needed to exploit this bug
> ... more likely CreateProcessA is the source of evil:
> - It uses FS. Regrettably it also ZERO'izes it after usage so one call is
> fine but the next one causes the GPF : "ip = Module 'kernel32.dll'+3084"
> If I preserve FS, the problem is fixed ... almost
> - now I can use CreateProcessA more than 1 time. But after 46 calls
> it GPF's again "ip = Module 'kernel32.dll'+243C" - same GPF on same
> instruction in other place inside DKRNL32, FS==0 :-(

There was a change in DPMILD32 v3.3.0: FS register is no longer used/modified.

Since OTOH the values of all segment registers are saved & restored when the DPMI-client switches to real-mode, the only case where FS might be changed outside of DKRNL32 is when another PE application is run in the very same client. Is this true here?

MS-DOS forever!


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