[JDEV] Funky crash today

Dave Smith dizzyd at jabber.org
Tue Aug 6 22:13:47 CDT 2002

Actually, various people have been reporting client crashes from JDEV 
now for a few days. My guess would jadc2s... in the serialization 
routines? I mean, there's no way that the borked CDATA section could 
have made it across all those hops with one of them having an issue.



On Tuesday, August 6, 2002, at 07:10 , Robert Norris wrote:

> Ok, I'm sending this here in the vain hope that someone knows exactly
> which piece of software has the bug :)
> I received this packet from jdev at c.j.o today. Gabber crashed upon
> receiving it. It's definently a problem for Gabber, because on
> reconnecting to the room, it continued to crash until the offending
> packet had disappeared from the room history.
> Here's the offending packet:
> <message type='groupchat' to='rob at cataclysm.cx/enigma' 
> from='jdev at conference.jabber.org/theo'><body>I think it is 
> &lt;![CDATA[...]]>, actually.</body></message>
> My first thought was to file a bug against Gabber, however, on looking
> at it, I'm not sure that Gabber is necessarily at fault.
> I would guess that the problem is the > char that isn't escaped.
> AFAIK, the path taken by that text is:
> Adam Theo               (Jarl 0.6000 / Net::Jabber 1.0025)
> theoretic.com           (jabberd 1.4.2)
> conference.jabber.org   (SCM? / jabberd 1.4.2 / conference 0.4)
> cataclysm.cx            (jabberd 1.4.2 / jadc2s 1.5CVS)
> Me                      (Gabber 0.8.7)
> Any one of these could have messed up the packet in some way. However,
> my client seems to be the only thing that crashed.
> So, anyone what to hazard a guess as to who I should file the bug report
> with?
> Cheers,
> Rob.
> --
> Robert Norris                                       GPG: 1024D/FC18E6C2
> Email+Jabber: rob at cataclysm.cx                Web: http://cataclysm.cx/

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