Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 207406
Memory leak in krb5-auth-dialog
Last modified: 2008-04-04 06:17:10 EDT
Description of problem:
krb5-auth-dialog leaks memory every time it renews a
credential - in a long running login session, this can
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Renew credentials repeatedly
2. Watch memory usage grow
(Alternatively, attach valgrind and look at the leaked
Memory is leaked
No memory is leaked
I'll attach the patch we're using locally for this issue. I should
note that the commit to Gnome CVS which added support
for renewable credentials also fixes the problem - so an
alternative solution to the patch would be to upgrade
the CVS revision in use.
Created attachment 136793 [details]
Fix for creds structure leak
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