bugThe GNU Hurd - Bugs: bug #8470, boot script parser is not robust


bug #8470: boot script parser is not robust

Submitted by:  Marcus Brinkmann <marcus>
Submitted on:  Tue 06 Apr 2004 02:59:45 PM UTC  
Category:  GNU Mach Severity:  2 - Minor
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  None
Status:  None Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Originator Name: 
Open/Closed:  Open Reproducibility:  Every Time
Size (loc):  Low <30 Planned Release:  None
Effort:  2.00
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Tue 06 Apr 2004 02:59:45 PM UTC, original submission:  

The boot script parser causes the kernel to panic (with page fault dereferencing a zero pointer for example) if there is an error in the boot script, instead giving a useful error message.

For example, having an extra new line in the ext2fs module line before --device-master-port triggers this behaviour.

There may be many more such error types in the parser.

Marcus Brinkmann <marcus>
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