Bug 140224 - xmodmap crashes when reading default Xmodmap
xmodmap crashes when reading default Xmodmap
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 138458
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: X/OpenGL Maintenance List
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Reported: 2004-11-21 05:57 EST by Marcel Kyas
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 14:07:12 EST
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Description Marcel Kyas 2004-11-21 05:57:30 EST
Description of problem:

xmodmap crashes with segmentation fault when reading /etc/X11/Xmodmap

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


How reproducible:

xmodmap /etc/X11/Xmodmap

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Actual results:

Segmentation violation

Expected results:

It terminates normally

Additional info:

I also filed the bug upstream at
Comment 1 Martin Blom 2004-11-22 11:21:13 EST
I'm not sure, but I don't think this happened before the upgrade to

Also the Layout Options in gnome-keyboard-properties seem to have no
effect anymore after upgrading. Could it be related or should I file a
new bug?
Comment 2 Marcel Kyas 2004-11-22 12:57:06 EST
Running xmodmap through valgrind gives me
==3561== 26 errors in context 1 of 1:
==3561== Invalid write of size 1
==3561==    at 0x1B902440: strcpy (mac_replace_strmem.c:199)
==3561==    by 0x8049675: (within /usr/X11R6/bin/xmodmap)
==3561==    by 0x804977F: (within /usr/X11R6/bin/xmodmap)
==3561==    by 0x8049155: (within /usr/X11R6/bin/xmodmap)
==3561==  Address 0x1B92A63B is 0 bytes after a block of size 19 alloc'd
==3561==    at 0x1B902A90: malloc (vg_replace_malloc.c:131)
==3561==    by 0x8048FD0: (within /usr/X11R6/bin/xmodmap)
==3561==    by 0x8049664: (within /usr/X11R6/bin/xmodmap)
==3561==    by 0x804977F: (within /usr/X11R6/bin/xmodmap)

I guess there is some off-by-one error in xmodmap.  Also, if I remove
all comments from the file, the crash is not triggered.  I hope this
helps to narrow it down.
Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2004-11-22 15:53:32 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 138458 ***
Comment 4 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 14:07:12 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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