Bug 790584

Summary: Segfaults in error-handling within pycrypto
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Dave Malcolm <dmalcolm>
Component: python-cryptoAssignee: Paul Howarth <paul>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: rawhideCC: dmalcolm, paul, s.adam
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Fixed In Version: python-crypto-2.5-2.fc17 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Description Dave Malcolm 2012-02-14 16:30:23 EST
Description of problem:
I've been writing an experimental static analysis tool to detect bugs commonly occurring within C Python extension modules:

I ran the latest version of the tool (in git master; post 0.9) on python-crypto-2.5-1.fc17.src.rpm, and it reports various errors.

You can see a list of errors here, triaged into categories (from most significant to least significant):

Note that the top-most bug there is a false positive (reported for "Segfaults in normal paths" - "Crypto.Random" always has a "new" member, though the checker can't know that)

I believe that the five errors reported within "Segfaults within error-handling paths" are genuine crashers, which could be seen under low memory conditions.

(There may of course be other bugs in my checker tool)

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

[1] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/StaticAnalysisOfPythonRefcounts
Comment 1 Dave Malcolm 2012-02-14 16:37:14 EST
[If this bug report is mystifying to you, let me know - I'm trying to iron out the wrinkles in the analysis tool]
Comment 2 Paul Howarth 2012-02-17 10:53:49 EST
I've reported this upstream:

Comment 3 Paul Howarth 2012-02-18 17:39:21 EST
I've included upstream's fixes for these issues in python-crypto-2.5-2 (built in Rawhide and building for F-17). Can you try re-running your checker on the new code?
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2012-02-18 17:51:58 EST
python-crypto-2.5-2.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2012-02-18 23:36:42 EST
Package python-crypto-2.5-2.fc17:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 17 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing python-crypto-2.5-2.fc17'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2012-02-28 05:56:57 EST
python-crypto-2.5-2.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.