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From Rob Hartill <r...@imdb.com>
Subject Re: WWW Form Bug Report: "Apache doesn't check gethost*() calls succeed causing COREDUMP" on Solaris 2.x
Date Tue, 13 Aug 1996 09:06:49 GMT

thanks for th info.

regards,
rob

ggm@connect.com.au wrote:
>
>Submitter: ggm@connect.com.au
>Operating system: Solaris 2.x, version: 
>Version of Apache Used: apache-1.1.1
>Extra Modules used: config_log, cookies, 
>URL exhibiting problem: 
>
>Symptoms:
>--
>apache dumps core in http_main.c:default_server_hostnames
>
>because the code doesn't check gethostbyname()
>worked. it attempts to de-ref a NULL pointer in
>a for loop and dies in a heap
>
>FIX: check returns from call. if NULL ,clean exit
>with log, then people know to fix a DNS problem :-)
>
>--
>
>Backtrace:
>--
>
>
>
>--


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