Bug 509052 - Invalid free with abe -t
Summary: Invalid free with abe -t
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: abe
Version: 13
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Wart
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-07-01 03:05 UTC by Jerry James
Modified: 2011-05-09 13:59 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: abe-1.1-12.fc14
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2011-03-19 05:48:53 UTC
Type: ---

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Description Jerry James 2009-07-01 03:05:32 UTC
Description of problem:
I'm having non-abe-specific problems with games that try to use low video modes, probably due to the kernel modesetting work.  I ran "abe -t" to find out what modes abe thinks it can use, so I can select one that works.  I got a list of modes, followed by this:

*** glibc detected *** abe: free(): invalid pointer: 0x0000003157b69ed8 ***
======= Backtrace: =========

That is followed by a (long) memory map, which I can attach if it is helpful.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. abe -t

Actual results:
Glibc reports free() of an invalid pointer.

Expected results:
Normal exit.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Wart 2009-07-01 03:16:53 UTC
Thanks for the report.  I'm able to reproduce this locally as well.  I'll take some time offline to try to diagnose this.

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Comment 3 Wart 2010-04-27 16:01:09 UTC
Refiling against F13 so that it doesn't get lost.

Comment 4 Jerry James 2011-02-25 02:33:51 UTC
I looked at this today.  The problem is that the function testModesInFormat() in src/Main.c calls SDL_ListModes(), then passes the result of that function to free().  However, SDL_ListModes() returns a pointer to internal SDL storage.  Just get rid of the line:


on line 39 of Main.c and this problem will go away.

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2011-03-14 17:42:51 UTC
abe-1.1-12.fc14 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 14.

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2011-03-14 17:42:59 UTC
abe-1.1-13.fc15 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 15.

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2011-03-14 17:43:06 UTC
abe-1.1-12.fc13 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 13.

Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2011-03-19 05:48:46 UTC
abe-1.1-13.fc15 has been pushed to the Fedora 15 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2011-03-23 22:49:29 UTC
abe-1.1-12.fc13 has been pushed to the Fedora 13 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2011-03-23 22:50:57 UTC
abe-1.1-12.fc14 has been pushed to the Fedora 14 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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