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RE: Bug#511407: bing: segfaults on IPv6 addresses


Thanks for the patch. I'll get it included shortly.

I'll also try for inclusion in lenny as IPv6 is a release goal, however we are in very deep freeze so I can't make any promises.


-original message-
Subject: Bug#511407: bing: segfaults on IPv6 addresses
From: Jeremie Koenig <jk@jk.fr.eu.org>
Date: 11/01/2009 02:53

Package: bing
Version: 1.1.3-1
Tags: patch, ipv6


Bing assumes that gethostbyname() returns IPv4 addresses.

With "options inet6" in /etc/resolv.conf, or on IPv6-only hosts, this is
no longer true and bing will segfault trying to fit a 128 bits address
in a 32 bits buffer.

The attached patch updates bing to use the modern getaddrinfo/getnameinfo
resolver interfaces, which will ensure only AF_INET addresses are

Thanks for maintaining bing,
Jeremie Koenig <jk@jk.fr.eu.org>


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