Bug 30468 - whois coredumps with empty host field
whois coredumps with empty host field
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: whois (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2001-03-03 08:46 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:31 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-03-03 08:46:28 EST
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Description Need Real Name 2001-03-03 08:46:20 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.76 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.2.18 i686)

Whois dump core when you forget to specify a particular whois server (and
specifieing -h).

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. whois -h 
2. whois -h whois.ripe.net
3. whois -p

Looks like an error in the command line parsing code (doesn`t use getopt I

root@goliath [2116] =>ltrace -f whois -h
__libc_start_main(0x08048b70, 2, 0xbffff9e4, 0x08048840, 0x080496ec
<unfinished ...>
__register_frame_info(0x0804a934, 0x0804aa90, 0xbffff988, 0x08048a9e, 0) =
strlen(0, 0, 0, 0, 0 <unfinished ...>
--- SIGSEGV (Segmentation fault) ---
+++ killed by SIGSEGV +++
Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2001-06-26 02:52:27 EDT
This will be fixed in Raw Hide (1.0.9).

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