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Bug#454212: megahal segfaults as soon as it's launched

On Mon, Feb 11, 2008 at 10:18:37AM +0000, Neil McGovern wrote:
> Niko Tyni wrote:
> >>Confirmed using etch i386 (though an amd64 processor). Attached output
> >>of megahal and strace.
> >
> >The attached patch fixes a stack corruption issue on 64-bit architectures
> >(reading 8 bytes into a 4-byte buffer) and an off-by-one sprintf overflow
> >in the error and status file name initialization code.

> Confirmed that this patch fixes the issue, at least on the version in Etch.
> This issue probably qualifies for a stable point update (-release in 
> cc). I can prepare a package if you want.

Just a clarification: I'm not the megahal maintainer, and in fact Laurent
Fousse recently orphaned it. I'm only interested in megahal because of
#463146, related to the future Perl 5.10 transition.

Cc'ing Laurent, as he still seems somewhat interested and was probably
out of the loop wrt. the patch.

No opinion on the stable update, but I suppose I could prepare a QA
upload to sid myself if nobody steps up and adopts this...

Niko Tyni   ntyni@debian.org

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