Bug 490501 - tsclient segfaults in g_free() when given file arguments on command line
tsclient segfaults in g_free() when given file arguments on command line
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: tsclient (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Søren Sandmann Pedersen
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Reported: 2009-03-16 14:25 EDT by Dan Astoorian
Modified: 2014-06-18 05:11 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-06-20 09:25:37 EDT
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fix g_free() of command line arguments (824 bytes, patch)
2009-03-16 14:25 EDT, Dan Astoorian
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Description Dan Astoorian 2009-03-16 14:25:39 EDT
Created attachment 335386 [details]
fix g_free() of command line arguments

Description of problem:
When given a file argument (e.g., "tsclient ~/.tsclient/last.tsc"), tsclient aborts with a segmentation fault.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a remote desktop file (e.g., by running tsclient and selecting "Save As")
2. Run tsclient with the remote desktop file's pathname as an argument.

Actual results:
Segmentation fault

Expected results:
tsclient should read the remote desktop file and present a dialog with the settings pre-set from the file.

Additional info:
The segmentation fault occurs at line 100 of main.c:
    g_free (rdp_file_name);
This is because rdp_file_name is set to argv[i], which was never g_malloc()d.

Calling g_strdup() when assigning rdp_file_name seems to fix the problem (see attached patch).

This bug interferes with the ability to associate application/rdp files with /usr/bin/tsclient.
Comment 1 Jiri Pallich 2012-06-20 09:25:37 EDT
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