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Bug 5476 - emacs dumps core due to buffer overflow in Xlib
Summary: emacs dumps core due to buffer overflow in Xlib
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Preston Brown
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Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-10-03 00:26 UTC by Thomas Quinn
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-01-24 21:55:54 UTC

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Description Thomas Quinn 1999-10-03 00:26:52 UTC
If emacs loses its connection to the X server, either by
shutting down the server or giving the emacs window a
"XKillClient", it will dump core.  This occurs because emacs
tries to clean up, but ends up overflowing the communication
buffer to the X server.  I will submit a sample patch.

Comment 1 Preston Brown 2000-01-24 21:55:59 UTC
patch added for next release.

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