Description of problem:
In very rare cases ares_parse_a_reply can leak memory
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. ares_query to for hostname that only resolves to an AAAA record
2. try to decode the reply with ares_parse_a_reply
all memory freed
This was fixed upstream in bffd67f16a8f42fe6dbf79ab2e39d92eea05c8a6
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inclusion in the current release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Because the affected component is not scheduled to be updated
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Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
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