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clang-analyzer: warnings from scan-build: uninitialized values, null pointer deref, dead store, memory leak #221

pabs3 opened this Issue Dec 10, 2018 · 2 comments


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pabs3 commented Dec 10, 2018

I built the latest git using scan-build from LLVM 8 from Debian and got some warnings about an uninitialized value a potential null pointer deref, a dead store and a potential memory leak (see below):

It would be great if you could regularly run scan-build and fix any issues before pushing new commits.

$ scan-build-8 make -j4
scan-build: Using '/usr/lib/llvm-8/bin/clang' for static analysis
/usr/share/clang/scan-build-8/bin/../libexec/ccc-analyzer -fPIC -O2 -g -pipe -Wall -std=c99 -DDISCORD_PLUGIN_VERSION='"0.9.2018.12.10.git.14bc817"' -DMARKDOWN_PIDGIN -DENABLE_NLS -DLOCALEDIR=\"/usr/share/locale\"  -shared -o libdiscord.c markdown.c -Wl,-z,relro `pkg-config purple glib-2.0 json-glib-1.0 --libs --cflags`   -Ipurple2compat -g -ggdb
libdiscord.c: In function ‘discord_inflate.isra.16’:
libdiscord.c:3477:20: warning: ‘gzres’ may be used uninitialized in this function [-Wmaybe-uninitialized]
  if (gzres != Z_OK && gzres != Z_STREAM_END) {
libdiscord.c:3477:12: warning: The left operand of '!=' is a garbage value
        if (gzres != Z_OK && gzres != Z_STREAM_END) {
            ~~~~~ ^
libdiscord.c:3866:118: warning: Access to field 'id' results in a dereference of a null pointer (loaded from variable 'guild')
        gchar *url = g_strdup_printf("https://" DISCORD_API_SERVER "/api/v6/guilds/%" G_GUINT64_FORMAT "/members/@me/nick", guild->id);
libdiscord.c:4245:3: warning: Value stored to 'name' is never read
                name = channel->name;
                ^      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
libdiscord.c:4658:3: warning: Potential leak of memory pointed to by 'msg'
                purple_conversation_present_error(who, da->account, _("Cannot send a message to someone who is not on your friend list."));
./purple_compat.h:63:43: note: expanded from macro 'purple_conversation_present_error'
#define purple_conversation_present_error purple_conv_present_error
4 warnings generated.
scan-build: 4 bugs found.
scan-build: Run 'scan-view /tmp/user/1000/scan-build-2018-12-10-160544-8678-1' to examine bug reports.

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EionRobb commented Dec 10, 2018

After issue #220 I was running it through pvs-studio and found a few more potential issues :)


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pabs3 commented Dec 10, 2018

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