Bug 5476 - emacs dumps core due to buffer overflow in Xlib
Summary: emacs dumps core due to buffer overflow in Xlib
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86   
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Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Preston Brown
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Reported: 1999-10-03 00:26 UTC by Thomas Quinn
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-01-24 21:55:54 UTC
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Description Thomas Quinn 1999-10-03 00:26:52 UTC
If emacs loses its connection to the X server, either by
shutting down the server or giving the emacs window a
"XKillClient", it will dump core.  This occurs because emacs
tries to clean up, but ends up overflowing the communication
buffer to the X server.  I will submit a sample patch.

Comment 1 Preston Brown 2000-01-24 21:55:59 UTC
patch added for next release.


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