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bug #20367: asprintf() could loop infinitely in some situations

Submitted by:  Micah Cowan <micahcowan>
Submitted on:  Fri 06 Jul 2007 10:13:38 PM UTC  
Category: Code ArchitectureSeverity: 2 - Minor
Priority: 3 - LowStatus: Confirmed
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: None
Originator Name: Open/Closed: Open
Release: NoneOperating System: None
Reproducibility: NoneFixed Release: None
Planned Release: 1.15Regression: None
Work Required: 0 - HoursPatch Included: None

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Fri 06 Jul 2007 10:13:38 PM UTC, original submission:

asprintf() can loop infinitely in some environments; consider implementing a large cap on its size, so it won't loop infinitely (though, this should only happen in test versions, as it will only happen when passed an invalid format).

Micah Cowan <micahcowan>


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Sun 27 Jan 2008 04:28:58 AM UTCmicahcowanPlanned Release1.12=>1.15
    Tue 31 Jul 2007 11:47:04 PM UTCmicahcowanPriority5 - Normal=>3 - Low
    Fri 20 Jul 2007 03:46:37 AM UTCmicahcowanPlanned ReleaseNone=>1.12
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