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Post is unread #1 Nov 6, 2005, 1:54 pm   Last edited Nov 27, 2005, 2:02 pm by Samson
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Bug: strip_cr function has no protection against NULL strings
Danger: Critical - Can lead to crashes and corrupted data.
Found by: Samson
Fixed by: Samson

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build.c, strip_cr

Locate:
   static char newstr[MAX_STRING_LENGTH];
   int i, j;


Change to:
   static char newstr[MAX_STRING_LENGTH];
   int i, j;

   if( !str || str[0] == '\0' )
      return "";


This simple fix will prevent the strip_cr function from bringing the game down at a most inopportune moment with a NULL string being fed to it. This function is used heavily in the saving of area files so it represents an especially dangerous threat if left unprotected. When fed a NULL string this fix will return just an empty one which is perfectly safe.

EDIT: This fix was edited to remove the bug message due to spam reports. The NULL string protection is still vital however and should not be removed completely.
       
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