Bug 1304694 - setroubleshoot segfaults in libglib-2.0.so.0 when using some LANG or LC_ALL settings
setroubleshoot segfaults in libglib-2.0.so.0 when using some LANG or LC_ALL s...
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: glib2 (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Colin Walters
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Reported: 2016-02-04 06:39 EST by Milos Malik
Modified: 2017-12-06 07:16 EST (History)
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Description Milos Malik 2016-02-04 06:39:19 EST
Description of problem:
Please read comment#30 and comment#31 in https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=814601.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
$ cat > reproducer.py <<EOF
import gtk
import gtk.glade
builder = gtk.Builder()
$ LANG=zh_CN python reproducer.py
reproducer.py:6: GtkWarning: Failed to set text from markup due to error parsing markup: 第 6 行第 2 个字符出错:无效的 UTF-8 编码的文本名称 -“��Ȩ (c) 2010 
Thomas Liu <tliu@redhat.com>
M��ir��n Duffy <duffy@redhat.com>
Daniel Walsh <dwalsh@redhat.com>
John Dennis <jdennis@redhat.com>
Segmentation fault

Actual results:
 * segfault

Expected results:
 * no segfaults
Comment 2 Milos Malik 2016-02-09 05:38:23 EST
Increasing the priority and severity because system-config-selinux (both old version 2.0.83-24.el6 and new version 2.0.83-27.el6) segfaults when a common user runs it in german (LANG=de_DE) or french (LANG=fr_FR) language during his / her X session.
Comment 3 Milos Malik 2016-02-09 05:54:58 EST
# dmesg | tail -n 5
/usr/share/syst[7195]: segfault at a297000 ip 0000003342645b90 sp 00007ffd1e808570 error 4 in libglib-2.0.so.0.2800.8[3342600000+115000]
/usr/share/syst[7439]: segfault at a14f000 ip 0000003342645b90 sp 00007ffdf2c8a2a0 error 4 in libglib-2.0.so.0.2800.8[3342600000+115000]
/usr/share/syst[7466]: segfault at 9a32000 ip 0000003342645b90 sp 00007ffc18d3d770 error 4 in libglib-2.0.so.0.2800.8[3342600000+115000]
/usr/share/syst[8868]: segfault at a1b9000 ip 0000003342645b90 sp 00007fffb323f280 error 4 in libglib-2.0.so.0.2800.8[3342600000+115000]
/usr/share/syst[9338]: segfault at a6a6000 ip 0000003342645b90 sp 00007ffd65e68b00 error 4 in libglib-2.0.so.0.2800.8[3342600000+115000]
# file /var/log/core/core.9338.1455014230.dump 
/var/log/core/core.9338.1455014230.dump: ELF 64-bit LSB core file x86-64, version 1 (SYSV), SVR4-style, from '/usr/bin/python -Es /usr/share/system-config-selinux/system-config-selinux.py', real uid: 0, effective uid: 0, real gid: 0, effective gid: 0, execfn: '/usr/share/system-config-selinux/system-config-selinux.py', platform: 'x86_64'
Comment 4 Milos Malik 2016-02-10 03:02:16 EST
$ LANG=de_DE system-config-selinux segfaults when glib2-2.28.8-5.el6.x86_64 is installed:
/usr/share/syst[5445]: segfault at aea6000 ip 0000003342645b90 sp 00007fff3ee93920 error 4 in libglib-2.0.so.0.2800.8[3342600000+115000]
/usr/share/syst[5510]: segfault at 9b3d000 ip 0000003342645b90 sp 00007ffd67420be0 error 4 in libglib-2.0.so.0.2800.8[3342600000+115000]

The same situation after downgrade to glib2-2.28.8-4.el6.x86_64:
/usr/share/syst[6052]: segfault at acba000 ip 00007fa75c614b90 sp 00007fff15953d00 error 4 in libglib-2.0.so.0.2800.8[7fa75c5cf000+115000]

The same situation after downgrade to glib2-2.28.8-3.el6.x86_64:
/usr/share/syst[6155]: segfault at abd0000 ip 00007fc261ef8b90 sp 00007ffc4065e460 error 4 in libglib-2.0.so.0.2800.8[7fc261eb3000+115000]
Comment 6 Jan Kurik 2017-12-06 07:16:40 EST
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 is in the Production 3 Phase. During the Production 3 Phase, Critical impact Security Advisories (RHSAs) and selected Urgent Priority Bug Fix Advisories (RHBAs) may be released as they become available.

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This issue does not meet the inclusion criteria for the Production 3 Phase and will be marked as CLOSED/WONTFIX. If this remains a critical requirement, please contact Red Hat Customer Support to request a re-evaluation of the issue, citing a clear business justification. Note that a strong business justification will be required for re-evaluation. Red Hat Customer Support can be contacted via the Red Hat Customer Portal at the following URL:


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