Bug 65001 - seg faults when there is a blank field
seg faults when there is a blank field
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: finger (Show other bugs)
6.2
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Phil Knirsch
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2002-05-15 16:26 EDT by Nate Golnik
Modified: 2015-03-04 20:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-05-15 16:26:17 EDT
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Description Nate Golnik 2002-05-15 16:26:12 EDT
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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.


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How reproducible:
Always

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.


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Comment 1 Phil Knirsch 2002-05-27 04:28:32 EDT
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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