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bug #28309: Assertion failure in is_file_writable() function

Submitted by:  Zoltan Kovacs <giszo>
Submitted on:  Wed 16 Dec 2009 02:51:34 PM UTC  
Severity: 3 - NormalStatus: Fixed
Assigned to: Chris Allegretta <astyanax>Open/Closed: Closed

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Sun 20 Dec 2009 05:58:00 AM UTC, comment #1:

Hello Zoltan,

Sorry about that, I removed the check for f in svn revision 4468, and it will be in nano 2.2.2. Please let me know if this does not completely fix the issue.

Chris Allegretta <astyanax>
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Wed 16 Dec 2009 02:51:34 PM UTC, original submission:

In files.c (nano 2.2.1) the is_file_writable() function has the following assertion: 'assert(filename != NULL && f != NULL);'.

This checks if f is not NULL, but the function doesn't initialize variable 'f' before first using it in the assertion. This will result in an assert failure in random cases.

Zoltan Kovacs <giszo>


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Sat 22 Feb 2014 07:57:28 PM UTCbensStatusReady For Test=>Fixed
    Sun 20 Dec 2009 05:58:00 AM UTCastyanaxAssigned toNone=>astyanax
      StatusNone=>Ready For Test

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