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Bug 193649 - HAL daemon crashes when attempting to obtain strlen on a NULL pointer
HAL daemon crashes when attempting to obtain strlen on a NULL pointer
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: hal (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Richard Hughes
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Reported: 2006-05-31 08:18 EDT by Yue Shi Lai
Modified: 2012-06-20 09:32 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-06-20 09:32:28 EDT
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Patch to catch cases with cur->len == 0 (1.06 KB, patch)
2006-05-31 08:18 EDT, Yue Shi Lai
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Description Yue Shi Lai 2006-05-31 08:18:50 EDT
Description of problem:

This is the same issue observed in Fedora Core 3 and Bug 145921. HAL daemon
crashes during initialization. Introducing two

if(cur->len) continue;

in usb_device_pre_process(), usbif_device_pre_process() as have been applied in
later versions of HAL solves the problem (see attached patch).

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How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot up the system.
2. Examine the log file.
Actual results:

HAL daemon crashes with

kernel: hald[31319]: segfault at 0000000000000000 rip 00002b2f22a77f40 rsp
00007fffffb84048 error 4

Expected results:

HAL should not crash.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Yue Shi Lai 2006-05-31 08:18:50 EDT
Created attachment 130268 [details]
Patch to catch cases with cur->len == 0
Comment 2 John Newbigin 2008-10-07 07:44:16 EDT
Patch works for me on RHEL 4.7
Comment 3 Jiri Pallich 2012-06-20 09:32:28 EDT
Thank you for submitting this issue for consideration in Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The release for which you requested us to review is now End of Life. 
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