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Bug 153079 - inappropriate strcpy in unix2dos on garbage pointer
inappropriate strcpy in unix2dos on garbage pointer
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: unix2dos (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
Ben Levenson
: 140979 145167 163828 164543 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: 156322
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Reported: 2005-04-01 07:43 EST by Neil Horman
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
4 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2005-566
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-10-05 10:43:39 EDT
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patch to remove unneeded strcpy (425 bytes, patch)
2005-04-01 07:43 EST, Neil Horman
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External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2005:566 qe-ready SHIPPED_LIVE unix2dos bug fix update 2005-10-05 00:00:00 EDT

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Description Neil Horman 2005-04-01 07:43:45 EST
Description of problem:
in version 2.2 of unix to dos in the ConvertUnixToDosNewFile function there is a
call to strcpy on line 250 to an unset pointer on the stack.  Since the pointer
is unset this can lead to unpredictable results.  Additionally the strcpy is no
longer needed as the MakeTempFileFrom sets the pointer in question
appropriately.  I've attached a patch to correct this.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results:
Potential sigsegv, or data corruption

Expected results:
No sigsegv or data corruption

Additional info:
This problem was discovered in relation to IT69278, in which the reporter
discovered that by trying to convert a certain ELF file (I'm not sure why they
tried this) they received a sigsegv.
Comment 1 Neil Horman 2005-04-01 07:43:46 EST
Created attachment 112580 [details]
patch to remove unneeded strcpy
Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2005-04-12 09:53:51 EDT
Thanks.  Fixed in CVS.
Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2005-04-12 09:55:17 EDT
*** Bug 140979 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Tim Waugh 2005-04-12 09:56:09 EDT
*** Bug 145167 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Sitsofe Wheeler 2005-04-12 13:45:08 EDT
I'm a little unhappy bug #145167 was forward duped but never mind (I guess RHEL
reports matter more). Anyway will the specfile be fixed up to generate a useful
debuginfo and will the warning patch also be applied?
Comment 11 Tim Waugh 2005-07-21 10:35:45 EDT
*** Bug 163828 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 12 Tim Waugh 2005-07-28 12:52:07 EDT
*** Bug 164543 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 13 Red Hat Bugzilla 2005-10-05 10:43:40 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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