Bug 408431 - Memory leak in pattern matching function
Memory leak in pattern matching function
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: vsftpd (Show other bugs)
All Linux
low Severity low
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Assigned To: Martin Nagy
: Regression
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Reported: 2007-12-03 04:28 EST by Martin Nagy
Modified: 2016-07-26 19:46 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHSA-2008-0680
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Last Closed: 2008-07-24 15:35:06 EDT
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Description Martin Nagy 2007-12-03 04:28:55 EST
Description of problem:
There is a memory leak in ls.c:

      if (!must_match_at_current_pos)
        struct mystr scan_fwd = INIT_MYSTR;
	str_mid_to_end(&name_remain_str, &scan_fwd,
			indexx + str_getlen(&s_match_needed_str));
        /* we're allowed to be greedy, test if it match further along
	 * keep advancing indexx while we can still match
	while( (locate_result = str_locate_str(&scan_fwd, &s_match_needed_str)),
	    locate_result.found )
	  indexx += locate_result.index + str_getlen(&s_match_needed_str);
	  str_mid_to_end(&scan_fwd, &temp_str,
			 locate_result.index + str_getlen(&s_match_needed_str));
	  str_copy(&scan_fwd, &temp_str);

scan_fwd is never freed and therefore forever lost.

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Additional info:
The leak was introduced by patch in Bug #244864
Comment 1 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-12-03 04:38:46 EST
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.  Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products.  This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update
Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-12-03 04:39:47 EST
This bugzilla has Keywords: Regression.  

Since no regressions are allowed between releases, 
it is also being proposed as a blocker for this release.  

Please resolve ASAP.
Comment 4 Martin Nagy 2008-02-08 05:50:38 EST
Fix checked in CVS and the new packages were built successfully. This issue
should be resolved in vsftpd-2.0.1-6.el4
Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2008-07-24 15:35:06 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
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