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Bug 58299 - use of *chgat() function crashes ncurses-based programs
use of *chgat() function crashes ncurses-based programs
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ncurses (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2002-01-13 11:04 EST by Bram
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-01-13 11:04:06 EST
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Description Bram 2002-01-13 11:04:01 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.7) Gecko/20011221

Description of problem:
Programs that use the ncurses chgat() function will crash, since this will
trigger an infinite, recursive loop in the ncurses lib. This bug has been
confirmed by the author. Upgrading to a more recent patchlevel (or to the older
5.2-release) fixes this problem.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.download ftp://mud.stack.nl/pub/mp3blaster/mp3blaster-3.0.tar.gz
2.extract the source, ./configure, make
3.run src/mp3blaster


Actual Results:  segmentation fault

Expected Results:  A working version of the program

Additional info:

run src/mp3blaster within gdb, and do a backtrace(bt) to confirm the problem.
Not many ncurses-based programs use chgat(), that's why it probably went by
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2002-01-15 06:32:11 EST
Fixed in rawhide

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