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From Rob Hartill <hart...@hyperreal.com>
Subject Apache 0.8.11 bug: potential seg fault in util.c (fwd)
Date Tue, 05 Sep 1995 17:48:04 GMT
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At util.c, line 722,

There's no check to ensure that 'hep' is not a NULL pointer, before
trying to dereference it.

gethostbyname() will return a NULL if there's no such host.

It might also be a good idea to remove more of the places where the
code can just exit(), so that the rest of the virtual hosts and
the server would carry on if there's a non-fatal error in the 
configuration file: that's just an idea though.

-- jrg.




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