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Bug ID16188
PG Version12.1
OSLinux
Opened2020-01-06 03:20:01+00
Reported byJian Zhang
StatusNew

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The following bug has been logged on the website:

Bug reference:      16188
Logged by:          Jian Zhang
Email address:      (redacted)
PostgreSQL version: 12.1
Operating system:   Linux
Description:        

We checked the code in file “rege_dfa.c” and there is one error occurring in
line 481. This error is caused by the usage of pointer with NULL value. The
code in this line is “d->work = &d->statesarea[nss * wordsper];” We checked
the code two lines before the error occurred line and the code is
“d->statesarea = (unsigned *) MALLOC((nss + WORK) * wordsper
*sizeof(unsigned));”. We found the code hasn’t checked weather the process
“MALLOC” is success or not which directly define the value of the
“statesarea” field of pointer “d”. This “statesarea” field of pointer “d” is
used later in line 481. The program should check the effectiveness of the
return value of function “MALLOC” to avoid this error.

Messages

DateAuthorSubject
2020-01-06 03:20:01+00PG Bug reporting formBUG #16188: The usage of NULL pointer in rege_dfa.c
2020-01-06 04:09:01+00Tom LaneRe: BUG #16188: The usage of NULL pointer in rege_dfa.c