Bug 63911 - CVS crash if .cvspass not accessible
CVS crash if .cvspass not accessible
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: cvs (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Eido Inoue
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2002-04-21 15:00 EDT by Itai Nahshon
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:42 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-18 15:04:39 EDT
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Suggested patch (apply after cvs-1.11.1p1-cvspass.patch) (619 bytes, patch)
2002-04-21 15:03 EDT, Itai Nahshon
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Description Itai Nahshon 2002-04-21 15:00:40 EDT
Description of Problem:    
Cvs (client side when using pserver) is crashing if the .cvspass  
file is not accessible.  
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):    
How Reproducible:    
The easy way is to change the HOME environment variable to a  
non-existent or unreadable directory. Then try any cvs  
command that tries to access a pserver.  
Same thing has happened when I tried a cvs command from  
sudo (it does not change $HOME, so the target user cannot 
access .cvspass). 
Actual Results:  
    Segmentation fault (core dumped)  
Expected Results:    
    (error message)  
Additional Information:  
  The problem is in cvs-1.11.1p1-cvspass.patch (fromn the RedHat SRPM):  
+       fp = CVS_FOPEN (passfile, "w");  
+       fclose (fp);  
  If the fopen failed then the fclose will segfault.
Comment 1 Itai Nahshon 2002-04-21 15:03:04 EDT
Created attachment 54804 [details]
Suggested patch (apply after cvs-1.11.1p1-cvspass.patch)
Comment 2 Miloslav Trmač 2004-10-18 15:04:39 EDT
cvs-1.11.17-cvspass.patch contains this fix.

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