Bug 50564 - function wctomb shouldn't crash if wchar passed to it is negative
function wctomb shouldn't crash if wchar passed to it is negative
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: glibc (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jakub Jelinek
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2001-08-01 05:38 EDT by hvv
Modified: 2016-11-24 10:22 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-08-04 16:23:36 EDT
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Description hvv 2001-08-01 05:38:23 EDT
Description of Problem: In a lot of lame code, char (that is signed) is passed directly as argument to wctomb - so it gets negative argument. Glibc shipped with RH7.1 crashes when this happens.

How Reproducible: Try to start gnumeric 0.67 under russian locale or write a small testsuite yourself.

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Comment 1 Jakub Jelinek 2001-08-07 09:16:39 EDT
Could reproduce this up to glibc-2.2.3-18, cannot reproduce it with glibc-2.2.4-2.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2006-08-04 16:23:36 EDT
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