Bug 106684

Summary: getgrnam fails with invalid group and long group line
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Reporter: Seth Lepzelter <spl>
Component: glibcAssignee: Jakub Jelinek <jakub>
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE QA Contact: Brian Brock <bbrock>
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Priority: medium    
Version: 3.0   
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Hardware: i386   
OS: Linux   
Fixed In Version: 2.3.2-90 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Description Flags
simple test code
group file that causes the problem none

Description Seth Lepzelter 2003-10-09 12:04:08 EDT
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Description of problem:
getgrnam goes into an infinite loop (reading /etc/group over and over) when
(symptom was tar, but a simple test program fails as well).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. look up a non-existant group
2. use the attached group file

Actual Results:  calls to getgrnam never return, read /etc/group indefinitely

Expected Results:  should return NULL

Additional info:
Comment 1 Seth Lepzelter 2003-10-09 12:07:55 EDT
Created attachment 95075 [details]
simple test code
Comment 2 Seth Lepzelter 2003-10-09 12:08:53 EDT
Created attachment 95076 [details]
group file that causes the problem
Comment 3 Seth Lepzelter 2003-10-17 13:38:17 EDT
This appears to be fixed in the 2.3.2-90 release of glibc.
Comment 4 Jakub Jelinek 2003-10-17 14:14:13 EDT
I was wondering why I cannot reproduce it...