Bug 1031383 - anacron segfaults with certain config data
anacron segfaults with certain config data
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: cronie (Show other bugs)
Unspecified Unspecified
unspecified Severity medium
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Assigned To: Tomas Mraz
Robin Hack
: Patch
: 1189361 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: 1075802 1031384
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Reported: 2013-11-17 09:05 EST by Martin Poole
Modified: 2015-03-19 08:31 EDT (History)
5 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: cronie-1.4.4-14.el6
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Cause: The format of configuration settings in anacrontab were not properly checked in some cases. Consequence: This could cause a crash of the anacron process if such incorrect configuration settings were present in the anacrontab file. Fix: The format of the configuration settings in anacrontab is now checked properly. Result: The anacron does not crash any more with such configuration.
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: 1031384 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2015-03-19 08:31:39 EDT
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patch to correctly check match_rx return codes (1.51 KB, patch)
2013-11-17 09:05 EST, Martin Poole
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Description Martin Poole 2013-11-17 09:05:38 EST
Created attachment 825147 [details]
patch to correctly check match_rx return codes

Description of problem:

anacron does not correctly check configuration parameters for validity and can segfault on certain data types

The return code from the match_rx calls in readtab.c are not being checked correctly, 

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How reproducible:


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Actual results:

Segmentation fault

Additional info:

There is also a possible divide-by-zero segfault if RANDOM_DELAY=0.
Comment 2 Tomas Mraz 2015-02-05 08:41:57 EST
*** Bug 1189361 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2015-03-19 08:31:39 EDT
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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