Bug 969259 - Crash with MALLOC_CHECK_ in metaflac when adding seekpoints
Crash with MALLOC_CHECK_ in metaflac when adding seekpoints
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: flac (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Miroslav Lichvar
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-05-31 00:05 EDT by Ben Boeckel
Modified: 2013-06-07 23:32 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: flac-1.3.0-2.fc19
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Last Closed: 2013-06-07 23:32:20 EDT
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Description Ben Boeckel 2013-05-31 00:05:56 EDT
Description of problem:
The following command segfaults with a glibc memory fault backtrace with MALLOC_CHECK_=3, aborts with =2, and just prints out an invalid pointer to free() at =1. Everything is fine at =0.

metaflac --preserve-modtime --add-seekpoint=1s "path/to/flac/file"

Files which I can confirm this occurs with are available (CC-BY-NC 3.0) from:


I used the split flacs from the "All Day" album, but I suspect this with any flac file.

Backtrace from a coredump (-debuginfo isn't fitting through my tiny pipe here)

#0  0x00007fd89af50ad9 in __GI_raise (sig=sig@entry=6) at ../nptl/sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/raise.c:56
#1  0x00007fd89af521e8 in __GI_abort () at abort.c:90
#2  0x00007fd89af90e07 in __libc_message (do_abort=do_abort@entry=2, fmt=fmt@entry=0x7fd89b098d48 "*** Error in `%s': %s: 0x%s ***\n")
    at ../sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/libc_fatal.c:196
#3  0x00007fd89af9a876 in malloc_printerr (ptr=<optimized out>, str=0x7fd89b096431 "free(): invalid pointer", action=3) at malloc.c:4916
#4  free_check (mem=<optimized out>, caller=<optimized out>) at hooks.c:279
#5  0x000000000040a1d6 in free_options ()
#6  0x00000000004035ef in main ()

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Comment 1 Miroslav Lichvar 2013-06-03 07:43:20 EDT
Thanks for the report, it looks like a serious bug. It should be fixed in flac-1.3.0-2.fc19.
Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2013-06-03 07:55:25 EDT
flac-1.3.0-2.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.
Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2013-06-03 10:41:56 EDT
Package flac-1.3.0-2.fc19:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 19 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing flac-1.3.0-2.fc19'
as soon as you are able to.
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Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2013-06-07 23:32:20 EDT
flac-1.3.0-2.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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