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Re: missing sanity checks for malloc() in bash-4.3.3x in directory 'supp


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: missing sanity checks for malloc() in bash-4.3.3x in directory 'support', file 'man2html.c'
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2015 17:02:05 -0400
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On 7/8/15 4:57 PM, Bill Parker wrote:
> Hello All,
>     In reviewing code in directory 'support, file 'man2html.c', I found
> numerous instances of calls to malloc() being made, without a check for
> a return value of NULL, indicating failure.  The patch file below adds
> the checks after calls to malloc():

Thanks, I'll take a look.  This code has existed in essentially this form
for about 15 years without a problem -- I'm the only one who really needs
to ever run it -- so it might be simpler to just replace `malloc'
with `xmalloc' and copy xmalloc from the rest of bash.

Chet

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