Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 618271
texttopaps becomes runaway memory hog
Last modified: 2011-02-23 07:12:58 EST
Created attachment 434432 [details]
Description of problem:
Some input files cause texttopaps to turn into a runaway memory hog, eating all available memory.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1./usr/lib/cups/filter/texttopaps 1 tim '' 1 '' badline
System slows to a crawl, processes start dying
Found while investigating bug #595852.
confirmed on even Fedora.
Fixed in paps-0.6.8-13.el6.1
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Prior to this update, the presence of certain non-printable characters in the input file could cause paps to get stuck in an infinite loop, consuming all available system memory. With this update, the underlying source code has been modified to prevent this behavior, and such memory leaks no longer occur.
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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if the solution does not work for you.