Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 620262
[abrt] crash in finger-0.17-41.fc12: strncpy: Process /usr/bin/finger was killed by signal 11 (SIGSEGV)
Last modified: 2010-10-08 07:02:41 EDT
abrt 1.1.1 detected a crash.
Attached file: backtrace
cmdline: finger nosuchuser
reason: Process /usr/bin/finger was killed by signal 11 (SIGSEGV)
release: Fedora release 12 (Constantine)
Created attachment 435915 [details]
#4 main (argc=-30368326, argv=<value optimized out>) at finger.c:175
argc=-30368326 is really weird. Are you able to reproduce it? I'm not.
I think the BugZilla report came from an automatic reporting tool; at least I do not remember filing it. But it is a fact that finger is not working and crashes with "Segmentation fault" whenever I invoke it with an argument from a bash command line:
gives the expected display (like the "w" command), but
crashes with a Segmentation fault. I think that has been the case for years.
Are you saying that is not true for other people, including you ?
Seems like you have somehow broken system, maybe libc. Try check libraries, package consistency or update your system.
I've just installed f12 with updates and finger works as expected:
# finger test
Login: test Name:
Directory: /home/test Shell: /bin/bash
Never logged in.
Login Name Tty Idle Login Time Office Office Phone
root root ttyS0 Sep 23 10:51
# finger nosuchuser
finger: nosuchuser: no such user.
# rpm -q finger