Bug 1130546 - systemtap testsuite crashes expect when running with RUNTESTFLAGS=--debug -v -v -v
Summary: systemtap testsuite crashes expect when running with RUNTESTFLAGS=--debug -v ...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: expect
Version: 6.6
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Vitezslav Crhonek
QA Contact: BaseOS QE - Apps
Depends On: 1038931
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Reported: 2014-08-15 13:50 UTC by Martin Cermak
Modified: 2017-12-06 11:46 UTC (History)
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Clone Of: 1038931
Last Closed: 2017-12-06 11:46:43 UTC

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Description Martin Cermak 2014-08-15 13:50:58 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #1038931 +++

The procfs_write.exp testcase from the systemtap testsuite crashes expect when run in debug mode:

make RUNTESTFLAGS='--debug -v -v -v  systemtap.base/procfs_write.exp' installcheck 

Fixed in RHEL7:

* Thu Dec 12 2013 Vitezslav Crhonek <vcrhonek@redhat.com> - 5.49-10
- Use vsnprintf instead of vsprintf to avoid buffer overflow
  (it happens e.g. when running systemtap testsuite)
  Resolves: #1038931

Comment 3 Jan Kurik 2017-12-06 11:46:43 UTC
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