Bug 102613 - mutt segfaults when I try to send a reply to a particular message
mutt segfaults when I try to send a reply to a particular message
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: slang (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Eido Inoue
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Reported: 2003-08-18 14:05 EDT by Mate Wierdl
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:56 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-11-12 14:45:18 EST
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Description Mate Wierdl 2003-08-18 14:05:26 EDT
Description of problem:
In short: mutt segfaults when I try to send a reply to the message
in the Maildir included in the tar file above.  The problem is
completely reproducible on both of my RedHat 9 systems.

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

Note that my system has 

$ rpm -q slang slang-devel

since I had problems with mutt related to a bug in the slang libraries 
on RH 9.

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
tar zxvf mutt-bug.tgz; cd mutt-bug



Press `r' to reply to the message. When I press `y' to send out
the reply, I get
Sending message..../load_mutt.sh: line 3: 32661 Segmentation fault      mutt
-n\f Maildir -F mymuttrc

Additional info:

This tarball includes a maildir with a message in it, a strace output,
the output of `mutt -v', and a muttrc file called mymuttrc--which is
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2003-08-18 14:10:48 EDT
Hm, works for me, although I edited the reply-to.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2003-08-18 14:11:34 EDT
Note that the strace included isn't of the mutt process itself.
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2003-08-18 14:15:09 EDT
OK, reproduced. Fun. Appears to be random memory corruption somewhere.
Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2003-08-18 14:21:57 EDT
slang's waddch is writing outside the screen buffer.
Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2003-08-18 14:22:47 EDT
(when it's formatting the reply-to: prompt)
Comment 6 Bill Nottingham 2003-08-18 15:41:25 EDT
Will be tangentially fixed in mutt-1.4.1-4 by building with ncursesw, but that
doesn't solve the underlying slang issue.
Comment 7 Mate Wierdl 2003-08-18 22:31:15 EDT
Yeah, I messed up the strace run, but now updated the tarball with a correct
strace_out.  And the point is, as you noticed, to _not_ change the return address.

Hope you have a copy of the tarball of the URL above because our university's
network has been disabled by a worm/DOS.
Comment 8 Eido Inoue 2004-11-12 14:45:18 EST
slang-1.4.9 on the latest releases seems to have resolved the issue
with  waddch()

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