Bug 65001 - seg faults when there is a blank field
Summary: seg faults when there is a blank field
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: finger   
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Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Phil Knirsch
QA Contact: Aaron Brown
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-05-15 20:26 UTC by Nate Golnik
Modified: 2016-09-30 17:30 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-05-15 20:26:17 UTC
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oVirt gerrit 65001 master MERGED resourceManager: Move ResourceInfo class to module 2016-09-30 17:30 UTC

Description Nate Golnik 2002-05-15 20:26:12 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.77 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.9-31smp i686)

Description of problem:
Finger core dumps when there is a blank field in the password file.
foobar:x:5165:5166::/home/foobar:/bin/bash will cause a segfault.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.creat user foobar:x:5165:5166::/home/foobar:/bin/bash
2.type finger user


Actual Results:  [root@lacrosse /home]# finger foobar
Segmentation fault

Expected Results:  Login: foobar                         Name: (null)
Directory: /home/foobar           Shell: /bin/bash
Never logged in.
No mail.
No Plan.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Phil Knirsch 2002-05-27 08:28:32 UTC
Works in all our current releases starting from 7.0.

As this is not an otherwise critical or security bug i'd recommend to either
updated the finger package to a newer release (from e.g. 7.0) or to completely
updated the 6.2 box to a newer release as 6.2 will be unsupported soon.

Read ya, Phil

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