Bug 857362 - base64 -d chokes on its own output
base64 -d chokes on its own output
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 719317
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: coreutils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ondrej Vasik
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Reported: 2012-09-14 04:41 EDT by Matej Kollar
Modified: 2015-07-26 18:21 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-09-14 05:06:46 EDT
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Description Matej Kollar 2012-09-14 04:41:52 EDT
Description of problem: base64 -d fails with "base64: invalid input".
after few bytes.

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

> # rpm -q coreutils
> coreutils-5.97-34.el5_8.1
> # base64 --version
> base64 (GNU coreutils) 5.97
> Copyright (C) 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
> This is free software.  You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of
> the GNU General Public License <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
> There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
> Written by Simon Josefsson.

How reproducible: always/deterministic

Steps to Reproduce:

  1. just run
     seq 100 | base64 | base64 -d
Actual results:
  -d part dies after printing 22\n

Expected results:
  does not choke

Additional info:
  # seq 100 | base64


  > OTkKMTAwCg==

  which can be perfectly normally decoded on RHEL6 machine with
  base64 (GNU coreutils) 8.4

Comment 1 Kamil Dudka 2012-09-14 05:06:46 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 719317 ***

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