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From "Doug Cutting (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (AVRO-1237) Avro-C segfaults when union discriminant out of bounds
Date Thu, 07 Feb 2013 17:33:13 GMT

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Doug Cutting commented on AVRO-1237:
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Can someone familiar with Avro C please review this?

Also, is it possible to add a test case for this?
                
> Avro-C segfaults when union discriminant out of bounds
> ------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: AVRO-1237
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AVRO-1237
>             Project: Avro
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: c
>         Environment: Avro-C 1.7.2
> Ubuntu 12.04 x86_64
>            Reporter: Michael Cooper
>         Attachments: 0001-Check-union-discriminant-bounds-in-both-directions.patch
>
>
> libavro will segfault when decrypting a specially crafted (or corrupted) avro file when
the discriminant is out of bounds.
> There is already a check for < 0, but there is no upper bounds check.
> I have attached a patch that checks the bounds.

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