Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] [libsmi] Re: Building libsmi from SVN as a .dll
From: Andrew Hood <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 01:09:33 +1000
Juergen Schoenwaelder wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 09:22:38AM +1000, Andrew Hood wrote:
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>>I think I have also tracked down one of the reasons wireshark crashes.
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> [...]
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>>At line 595 oids.c calls smiRenderOID to format the node. The implicit
>>node is not completely filled in, and wireshark/tshark crashes in
>>libsmi. This is not totally unreasonable since implicit nodes should
>>never be seen.
> 
> 
> A crash _inside_ libsmi is not really acceptable; smiRenderOID should 
> return NULL if it can't do what the caller wants. So I created a sample
> MIB and a little program to test this (see attachment) and I found
> where things go wrong.
> 
> Attached is a patch which causes smiRenderOID() to render the OID
> as a sequence of numbers in case it is called with SMI_RENDER_NAME
> or SMI_RENDER_QUALIFIED and the label of the node is not known. But
> this might not be the right thing to do; it might be better to
> fail by returning NULL so that the caller gets control of what
> should happen. On the other hand, we always append numeric OIDs.

Juergen's patch cures the wireshark/tshark crashes.

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