Invalid memory writes #2

erjiang opened this Issue Nov 6, 2011 · 1 comment


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erjiang commented Nov 6, 2011

At MyBot.c:109

    char *data = malloc(initial_buffer);
    memset(data, 0, initial_buffer);

    *data = '\n';

    char *ins_data = data + 1;

    int i = 0;

    while (1 > 0) {

        if (i > initial_buffer) {
            initial_buffer *= 2;
            data = realloc(data, initial_buffer);
            memset(ins_data, 0, initial_buffer/2);

        *ins_data = getchar();

You realloc data but you never update ins_data to point to the new data! If it ever outgrows its initial buffer, it will probably keep writing memory it shouldn't be writing to. Also, since data is only realloc'd when i is strictly greater than initial_buffer, it will write past the end of the buffer by one byte.


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flagcapper Nov 6, 2011


Thanks for the heads up! This should be fixed now.


flagcapper commented Nov 6, 2011

Thanks for the heads up! This should be fixed now.

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