speeddymon at gmail.com
Sun Apr 24 20:00:37 CDT 2005
Was it the Mozilla installer that was crashing due to a bug in it's
ntmisc.c or the Mozilla app itself that was crashing?
Juan Lang wrote:
> --- Uwe Bonnes <bon at elektron.ikp.physik.tu-darmstadt.de> wrote:
>>Is the Mozilla Installer Installshield or MSI based? Otherwise is it
>>open source? Perhaps an easier way to backtrace the problem?
> I believe it's open source. The crash was due to Mozilla attempting to
> write to a value that's exported by msvcrt.dll. It was declared in
> msvcrt's spec file, but never defined. Thus Mozilla was writing to a
> garbage pointer. It's been fixed in Wine.
> There's a separate issue that Mozilla probably isn't doing the right
> thing. It's overwriting a buffer it doesn't own and whose size is not
> documented, and it should be writing only four characters but is writing
> more. Now that Wine is fixed this is unlikely to cause anyone any
> trouble, but it's still not right.
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