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Bug 3295 - traceroute segfaults with -i
Summary: traceroute segfaults with -i
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 2819
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: traceroute
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jay Turner
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-06-06 01:16 UTC by mikepery
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-06-07 10:27:14 UTC

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Description mikepery 1999-06-06 01:16:48 UTC
The USE_KERNEL_ROUTING_TABLE patch to traceroute causes it
to segfault with used with -i. This is because the
ifaddrlist is searched for the interface you specify, but
then the search_routing_table() call continues the search at
the position in the list found by the previous search.
Consequently, the second search eventually runs right past
the end of the array in a vain attempt to find a unique
interface. This unintialized memory (zeroed in my case)
causes a segfault when a field of the run away pointer is
passed to a strcmp.

Because all this red tape sickens me, and because I have
better things to do than to wait around for a BUG ID to
submit a one line patch, I'm going to describe the fix here.
Right around line 703 you add:
if(device == NULL && n > 1)
 right before the call to search_routing_table()

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-06-07 10:27:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 2819 ***

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