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Bash-4.2 Official Patch 38


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Bash-4.2 Official Patch 38
Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2012 10:15:52 -0400

                             BASH PATCH REPORT
                             =================

Bash-Release:   4.2
Patch-ID:       bash42-038

Bug-Reported-by:        address@hidden
Bug-Reference-ID:       <address@hidden>
Bug-Reference-URL:      
http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-bash/2012-08/msg00049.html

Bug-Description:

If a backslash-newline (which is removed) with no other input is given as
input to `read', the shell tries to dereference a null pointer and seg faults.

Patch (apply with `patch -p0'):

*** ../bash-4.2-patched/builtins/read.def       2012-03-11 17:52:44.000000000 
-0400
--- builtins/read.def   2012-08-22 11:53:09.000000000 -0400
***************
*** 792,796 ****
  #endif
  
!   if (saw_escape)
      {
        t = dequote_string (input_string);
--- 847,851 ----
  #endif
  
!   if (saw_escape && input_string && *input_string)
      {
        t = dequote_string (input_string);
*** ../bash-4.2-patched/patchlevel.h    Sat Jun 12 20:14:48 2010
--- patchlevel.h        Thu Feb 24 21:41:34 2011
***************
*** 26,30 ****
     looks for to find the patch level (for the sccs version string). */
  
! #define PATCHLEVEL 37
  
  #endif /* _PATCHLEVEL_H_ */
--- 26,30 ----
     looks for to find the patch level (for the sccs version string). */
  
! #define PATCHLEVEL 38
  
  #endif /* _PATCHLEVEL_H_ */

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Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/



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