Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 3295
traceroute segfaults with -i
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:37:36 EST
The USE_KERNEL_ROUTING_TABLE patch to traceroute causes it
to segfault with used with -i. This is because the
ifaddrlist is searched for the interface you specify, but
then the search_routing_table() call continues the search at
the position in the list found by the previous search.
Consequently, the second search eventually runs right past
the end of the array in a vain attempt to find a unique
interface. This unintialized memory (zeroed in my case)
causes a segfault when a field of the run away pointer is
passed to a strcmp.
Because all this red tape sickens me, and because I have
better things to do than to wait around for a BUG ID to
submit a one line patch, I'm going to describe the fix here.
Right around line 703 you add:
if(device == NULL && n > 1)
right before the call to search_routing_table()
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 2819 ***