parameters ending with '\' causes python to bomb

Bug #168417 reported by Amphi-users on 2007-02-28
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
inkscape (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Steps to reproduce:
-use any extension where you can enter some string (eg
-put a backslash at the end
-run it

The interpreter will bomb (prior to reaching the extension code) with:

IOError: [Errno 9] Bad file descriptor

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Prokoudine (prokoudine) wrote :

Originator: NO

Confirmed on SVN revision 16423

nightrow (jb-benoit) on 2007-12-19
Changed in inkscape:
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Confirmed

FWIW, on Win Vista x86 using Inkscape0802261840-fulldbg.7z I instead get the following python traceback:
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "share\extensions\", line 25, in <module>
  File "c:\Download\Inkscape0802261840-fulldbg\inkscape\share\extensions\", line 154, in affect
  File "c:\Download\Inkscape0802261840-fulldbg\inkscape\share\extensions\", line 39, in effect
  File "c:\Download\Inkscape0802261840-fulldbg\inkscape\share\extensions\", line 42, in getAttribs
  File "c:\Download\Inkscape0802261840-fulldbg\inkscape\share\extensions\", line 55, in changeStyle
  File "c:\Download\Inkscape0802261840-fulldbg\inkscape\share\extensions\", line 63, in process_prop
  File "share\extensions\", line 19, in colmod
  File "<string>", line 1
SyntaxError: unexpected character after line continuation character

theAdib (theadib) wrote :

any character that breaks the XML bombs python.
<,>,\, even ä,ö,ü will do so.
those strings need to XML-ized before transferring to the script

tags: added: extensions-plugins
removed: extensions

I get Simon's result as well running [extensions-color-custom]. It's impossible to enter a formula with the 'live update' box checked because python's `eval()` breaks on incomplete stuff like 'r+'. I've attached a patch to swallow any exceptions and set the color to RED while the formula is invalid, in the hope that red is universally recognized as signal color. Also, eval is now guarded to prevent unwanted propagation of the python namespace into the function entry box. Tested with python2.6 on Ubuntu 10.4 amd64 and WinVista x86.

This is my first inkscape patch, I hope the diff works! I'm not sure how this is related to the original bug description. I think the only problem here is the `eval`.

Apologies for bumping, but has anybody seen this?

jazzynico (jazzynico) wrote :

Patch committed in the trunk, revision 9727.
Thanks Alexander; it works perfectly now!

This extension is not very intuitive, and it would be nice to have a few words of explanation. It probably needs an help tab...

Is there another extension known for crashing when using invalid characters?

Changed in inkscape:
assignee: nobody → JazzyNico (jazzynico)
milestone: none → 0.49
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Alvin Penner (apenner) wrote :

a similar problem occurred in Function Plotter, Bug 590079. Patch by Daniel Blueman committed to bzr 9631. Wouldn't surprise me if there were others not yet diagnosed.

Neon22 (neon22) wrote :

This patch does not appear to have made it to the 0.48 release.
Just checked and its not fixed :-(
(Same for the Function plotter bug mentioned above but its marked for 0.49)

su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

> (Same for the Function plotter bug mentioned above but its marked for 0.49)

Both bugs (bug #168417, bug #590079) are milestoned for Inkscape 0.49.

su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

Adding 'backport-proposed' with regard to revision 9727 (see also new duplicate bug #849046).

tags: added: backport-proposed
Changed in inkscape (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged

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tags: added: patch
tags: added: patch-accepted-upstream
removed: patch
jazzynico (jazzynico) on 2011-11-21
Changed in inkscape:
milestone: 0.49 → 0.48.3
jazzynico (jazzynico) wrote :

bug #590079 fix already release in 0.48.2.
Custom color backport in progress.

jazzynico (jazzynico) wrote :

Custom color fix committed in the branch, revision 9837.

Changed in inkscape:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: removed: backport-proposed
Changed in inkscape (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Alex Valavanis (valavanisalex)
Changed in inkscape (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Triaged
assignee: Alex Valavanis (valavanisalex) → nobody
Ted Gould (ted) on 2012-02-15
Changed in inkscape:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package inkscape - 0.48.3-0ubuntu1

inkscape (0.48.3-0ubuntu1) precise; urgency=low

  * New upstream release (LP: #933188). Fixes several Ubuntu bugs:
    - inkscape fails to build with glib 2.31 (LP: #898538)
    - ctrl c ctrl v of text in edit mode crashes inkscape (LP: #496793)
    - Completely replace lcms1 by lcms2 in Ubuntu (LP: #885324)
    - parameters ending with '\' causes python to bomb (LP: #168417)
    - Extensions with <check> tags fail to load (LP: #668895)
    - ESC doesn't cancel move when using the Node Tool (LP: #788560)
    - unable to edit attributes in Inkscape XML Editor (LP: #884368)
    - Some layers should be visible by default in Layers dialog (LP: #902054)
    - Path Effect List is hidden (LP: #909958)
    - Input Devices > Hardware > Tree of devices is hidden (LP: #910467)
    - Glyphs Font styles are hidden (LP: #911079)
    - Error messages from Extensions hidden (LP: #911079)
    - Messages dialog doesn't work (LP: #911123)
  * Drop 02-add-shebangs-and-fix-permissions.dpatch: Applied upstream.
  * Drop build-dependency on specific libwpd/libwpg version.
 -- Alex Valavanis <email address hidden> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 14:33:40 +0000

Changed in inkscape (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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