dhelp crashes

Bug #123600 reported by Robert Harris on 2007-07-02
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
dhelp (Debian)
Fix Released
dhelp (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: dhelp

"dhelp_parse -a" from dhelp version 0.5.24 (feisty (and etch)) crashes for me with message:

*** stack smashing detected ***: dhelp_parse terminated

Bug is in line 66 of dhelp_parse.c - the line:

  for ( ; *s!='\n'; s++);

should read:

  for ( ; *s!='\n' && *s != '\0'; s++);


This also happened to me in Feisty while compiling the auctex package.

A new version of dhelp was uploaded to fix this bug.

To review the current version, please run

  dget -x http://ppa.launchpad.net/pkern/ubuntu/pool/main/d/dhelp/dhelp_0.5.24-0.1ubuntu1.dsc

Changed in dhelp:
status: New → Fix Committed
Philipp Kern (pkern) on 2007-09-29
Changed in dhelp:
importance: Undecided → Medium

dhelp (0.5.24-0.1ubuntu1) gutsy; urgency=low

  [ Philipp Kern ]
  * Fixed a stack smash failure, thanks to Robert Harris (LP: #123600)

  [ Sarah Hobbs ]
  * Modify Maintainer value to match the DebianMaintainerField

 -- Sarah Hobbs <email address hidden> Sun, 30 Sep 2007 02:24:42 +1000

Changed in dhelp:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in dhelp:
status: Unknown → Fix Released
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