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Re: invalid free() bug

From: Michael Brennan
Subject: Re: invalid free() bug
Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2006 21:41:46 +0200

On 7/20/06, Andrew J. Schorr <address@hidden> wrote:

On Thu, Jul 20, 2006 at 01:24:59AM +0200, Michael Brennan wrote:
> giving gawk a nonexistent file as argument at the command line
> will invoke free() on an invalid pointer.
> This occurs with version 1.3.5
> Example:
> gawk '{}' abc
> *** glibc detected *** free(): invalid pointer: 0x08093340 ***
> Abort
> I've traced the error to function iop_alloc() which tries to
> free *iop, which is static, if fd is invalid.

FYI, this is a known bug.  The fix is here:



I'm sorry, I suspected this was a known bug but I just couldn't find
the bug archive anywhere to check it, I only found the email address
on the gnu site.
Thank you!

/Michael Brennan

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