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Id: 43883
Status: open
Priority: 0/
Queue: AI-MegaHAL

Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: vpit [...]

Bug Information
Severity: Normal
Broken in: 0.07
Fixed in: (no value)


Subject: Buffer overflow leading to crashes on 64 bits arch when loading a brain
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Hi, On my 64-bit system, I get the following warning when compiling : In function ‘fread’, inlined from ‘load_dictionary’ at libmegahal.c:1388, inlined from ‘load_model’ at libmegahal.c:2018, inlined from ‘load_personality’ at libmegahal.c:3291, inlined from ‘change_personality’ at libmegahal.c:3340: /usr/include/bits/stdio2.h:285: warning : call to ‘__fread_chk_warn’ declared with attribute warning: fread called with bigger size * nmemb than length of destination buffer The module also aborts violently when loading a brain file (e.g. when running the testsuite twice). The attached patch fix the warning and the crashes. Vincent.
Subject: libmegahal-load-size.patch
--- libmegahal.c 2008-01-24 18:21:24.000000000 +0100 +++ libmegahal.c 2009-03-05 17:44:03.000000000 +0100 @@ -1383,7 +1383,7 @@ void load_dictionary(FILE *file, DICTIONARY *dictionary) { unsigned int i; - int size; + BYTE4 size; fread(&size, sizeof(BYTE4), 1, file); progress("Loading dictionary", 0, 1);
Thanks so much for the patch!

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