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Bug 63988 - tcpdump does a Segmentation fault
tcpdump does a Segmentation fault
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 62397
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: tcpdump (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Harald Hoyer
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Reported: 2002-04-23 06:03 EDT by Adrian Reber
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Description Adrian Reber 2002-04-23 06:03:45 EDT
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Description of problem:
tcpdump exits with a segmentation fault

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.start tcpdump

Actual Results:  Segmentation fault

Additional info:

(gdb) r
Starting program: /usr/sbin/tcpdump 
(no debugging symbols found)...(no debugging symbols found)...
(no debugging symbols found)...(no debugging symbols found)...
(no debugging symbols found)...
Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
0x420f6cbf in __nss_ethers_lookup () from /lib/i686/libc.so.6
(gdb) br
Breakpoint 1 at 0x420f6cbf
(gdb) bt
#0  0x420f6cbf in __nss_ethers_lookup () from /lib/i686/libc.so.6
#1  0x420fba3d in ether_ntohost () from /lib/i686/libc.so.6
#2  0x08061957 in strcpy ()
#3  0x08061a44 in strcpy ()
#4  0x0804a976 in strcpy ()
#5  0x420174d9 in __libc_start_main () from /lib/i686/libc.so.6

Probably this is a glibc bug. But tcpdump is the only program triggering it on
my system.
Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2002-04-23 06:43:39 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 62397 ***

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