Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 458902
transmission package includes a program which segfaults
Last modified: 2008-09-24 20:20:59 EDT
Description of problem:
This package has benc2php. If you will try to run 'benc2php -h'
or 'benc2php --help' then a response is:
Segmentation fault (core dumped)
Actually it looks like that passing as an argument mostly anything,
be that a single '-', or some letter of alphabet, has the same effect
as above. Without any arguments benc2php prints:
Convert bencoded text to serialized php.
Usage: benc2php bencoded-text
which is slightly better but not a good reason for segfaulting
in other circumstances. This was checked on an x86_64 machine and only
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Your synopsis of the problem is accurate. Basically anything that it can not parse throws a segfault error.
No -h tag exists within the code, therefore it treats it as parseable input and seg faults.
I've lowered the priority and severity of this bug, as the application does work - however it should be modified to throw an actual error and not seg fault when inappropriate input is entered.
Looks like benc2php is gone in version 1.33. Expect an update soon.
transmission-1.33-1.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9.
transmission-1.33-1.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update transmission'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F9/FEDORA-2008-7546
transmission-1.33-1.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.