[PATCH] dereferencing a freed pointer
Tue Jul 24 04:03:00 GMT 2007
On Mon, Jul 23, 2007 at 05:58:41PM -0700, email@example.com wrote:
> Flagged by Coverity. If we don't set the pointer to NULL after calling
> bfd_stringtab_free, it may get called twice, in which case it will
> dereference a freed pointer.
> Unlikely perhaps, but possible.
The same goes for all the other buffers. The problem was introduced
with Joseph's 2007-06-29 attribute patch, specifically
"goto error_return" on a bfd_malloc failure. We should just return
false. Patch to do so preapproved.
Australia Development Lab, IBM
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