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Re: Bug: Possible dangling pointer in istack.c

From: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2000 16:13:10 +0100 (GMT Daylight Time)
To: Randy Waki <rwaki@flipdog.com>
cc: html-tidy@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.WNT.4.10.10008071612410.-557727@hazel.hpl.hp.com>
On Mon, 7 Aug 2000, Randy Waki wrote:

> I think I've discovered a dangling pointer bug in istack.c.  
> When PopInLine() in istack.c pops the stack, it fails to check
> if lexer->insert is pointing past the new end of stack.  This
> can cause a subsequent call to InsertedToken() to dereference
> the bogus lexer->insert.
> The fix is in the last if statement of PopInLine(), where the
> stack is popped: if lexer->insert points past the end of the
> stack, set it to null. (It's possible a similar check needs to
> be performed just above, too.)

Thanks for the bug fix and example code.


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