Bug 442840 - MyPasswordSafe fails with free() while opening a safe
MyPasswordSafe fails with free() while opening a safe
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: MyPasswordSafe (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Ralf Ertzinger
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: F9Target
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Reported: 2008-04-17 02:30 EDT by Ilkka Tengvall
Modified: 2009-07-14 12:13 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 12:13:45 EDT
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backtrace spit out from MyPasswordSafe (8.52 KB, text/plain)
2008-04-17 02:30 EDT, Ilkka Tengvall
no flags Details
bactrace from gdb with debug symbols (3.97 KB, text/plain)
2008-05-14 04:38 EDT, Ilkka Tengvall
no flags Details
using obsolete qt-mt while building -> fails (4.83 KB, text/plain)
2008-05-19 02:30 EDT, Ilkka Tengvall
no flags Details

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Description Ilkka Tengvall 2008-04-17 02:30:56 EDT
Description of problem:
MyPasswordSafe fails to open the main window after initial safe-file selection.
Glibc error with free() is caught.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start MyPasswordSafe
2. click ok to licence window
3. select open existing safe and select the safe
4. type in the password and click ok

Actual results:
Program dies with glibc error caught.

Expected results:
To open the main window with password file open.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Ilkka Tengvall 2008-04-17 02:30:56 EDT
Created attachment 302707 [details]
backtrace spit out from MyPasswordSafe
Comment 2 Ralf Ertzinger 2008-04-18 11:30:58 EDT
Works for me on x86, I don't have a 64bit machine to test on.
Comment 3 Ilkka Tengvall 2008-04-21 05:54:48 EDT
Some upgrade on this... it seems this has something to do with my password
database file. It opens just fine with other programs, and even with
MyPasswordSafe on Fedora 8 (MyPasswordSafe-0.6.7-1.20061216.fc8).

But if I open the program by creating a new file instead of opening this
existing of mine, it works. Even if I create a new pw entry in the fresh file,
save it, and re-open the program using that .dat file, it works. So whoever
tries this most probably sees it working just fine unless using some old
pre-existing password database.

The database format (file type) I use is this Password Safe 2.0 *.dat.

This file of mine can be opened in fedora 9 by using pwsafe cmdline prog
Comment 4 Ralf Ertzinger 2008-04-27 10:04:54 EDT
Could you probably send me a file which makes MyPasswordSafe crash, if you are
able to create a new one?
Comment 5 Ilkka Tengvall 2008-04-28 08:50:36 EDT
I tried doing it, but I can't recreate such a file. I tried moving the new file
around and modifying it on the machines I normally use for the original file,
but no-go. They work. It's only the real passwd file I use that crashes under
FC9 -64bit. The same file still works under FC8, Ubuntu, mac, and N800.

I need to find another program to use in Fedora. Too bad I can't use revelation
either, since http://svn.codepoet.no/revelation/ticket/172 and many similar
preventing usage of it.

Sorry, I don't know how to make a new file for it which would crash it.
Comment 6 Ilkka Tengvall 2008-05-14 04:38:08 EDT
Created attachment 305338 [details]
bactrace from gdb with debug symbols

I installed all necessary -debug rpms to get decent backtrace. The program
still fails in just released fedora 9. See attachment.
Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 05:34:18 EDT
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Comment 8 Ilkka Tengvall 2008-05-19 02:30:44 EDT
Created attachment 305905 [details]
using obsolete qt-mt while building -> fails

Re-building of MyPasswordSafe also fails. It is missing some dependancies, and
scripts use some old qt setup scripts. See attachement.

This command produces nothing, there is no package qt-mt:

/usr/bin/pkg-config --variable=prefix qt-mt
Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 20:13:50 EDT
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Comment 10 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 12:13:45 EDT
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
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