Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 75334
Netscape 4.79/4.8 Segmentation Fault in net_IsBetterAuth
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:31:31 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20020830
Description of problem:
Laptop is behind a firewall/proxy, proxy settings are set to auto-configure,
attempting to access a web site I get a SegFault
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.start Netscape 4.79 or 4.8
Actual Results: Without GDB, netscape simply exits with a Bus Error. With GDB,
I get the following backtrace listing:
Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
0x083c130a in net_IsBetterAuth ()
#0 0x083c130a in net_IsBetterAuth ()
#1 0x083c14ff in net_IsBetterAuth ()
#2 0x083c179c in NET_AskForProxyAuth ()
#3 0x083e34ee in net_getInternetKeyword ()
#4 0x083e44ce in NET_ProcessHTTP ()
#5 0x083dd12e in NET_ProcessNet ()
#6 0x082cdf6b in fe_GetSecondaryURL ()
#7 0x4005174e in XtAppProcessEvent () from /usr/X11R6/lib/libXt.so.6
#8 0x082bd40c in fe_EventLoop ()
#9 0x082bfe55 in main ()
#10 0x420158d4 in __libc_start_main () from /lib/i686/libc.so.6
Expected Results: Netscape should access the URL without crashing
I believe this has something to do with the name services: dns and/or
files lookup. I use the exact same laptop at home using NAT and no
proxy and it functions fine. (with the exception of hitting
a Java bug)
We don't ship netscape with Red Hat Linux 8.0
similar bugs: bug 75314, bug 75221, and not least: bug 74073
Was breaking Java support deliberate? People can't reach their net-banks anymore.
I will have to install CxOffice+MSIE5.5 in order to do my web-banking stuff.
This is not good. If the fix in bug 74073 applies and this bug is an oversight
after all, may I suggest that users are informed and an errata issued ASAP.
This is a completely different backtrace than the java-resolver crash reported
in those other bugs; it's probably something different.