bugvile, a vi-compatible text editor - Bugs: bug #41943, WinVile crashes upon Select All


bug #41943: WinVile crashes upon Select All

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Mon 24 Mar 2014 08:16:38 AM UTC  
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open

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Tue 25 Mar 2014 12:15:43 AM UTC, comment #2:

I made some fixes which will be in 9.8m,
and uploaded the current patch (and an installer) as "9.8l2"
to ftp://invisible-island.net/temp/

Thomas Dickey <dickey>
Project Administrator
Mon 24 Mar 2014 07:01:18 PM UTC, comment #1:

thanks - I was able to reproduce this, will determine the cause

Thomas Dickey <dickey>
Project Administrator
Mon 24 Mar 2014 08:16:38 AM UTC, original submission:

Using WinVile-wide-ole.exe 9.8l ( Unmodified, as downloaded.

When the attached file is opened and the mouse is used to "Select All" (right-click Select All picked from context menu) WinVile crashes with 'The instruction at "0x00476366" referenced memory at "0x0014d000". The memory could not be written.'

If more specifics are needed, I can add them, or perform testing. Given that the bug is, for me, reproducible every time the file is opened, I am assuming that more of a description is not needed.

The file attached is a zip'ed version of the .txt which is causing the crash. Initially noticed this with a larger document. I deleted lines until deleting more made it such that the crash does not happen. For me, if any line is deleted, the crash does not occur. Actually, given that the unzipped version is only 5kB and this appears to be Unicode related, I have uploaded both a zipped version and the unzipped version. Probably no need for doing so, but given the size it should not hurt and might result in one going through while the other does not under some circumstances.



(Note: upload size limit is set to 16384 kB, after insertion of the required escape characters.)

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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2014-04-05 dickey StatusReady For Test => Fixed
    2014-03-25 dickey StatusConfirmed => Ready For Test
    2014-03-24 dickey StatusNone => Confirmed
    2014-03-24 None Attached File- => Added Select All crashes WinVile 9.8l, does not crash if any line deleted.zip, #31020
        Attached File- => Added Select All crashes WinVile 9.8l, does not crash if any line deleted.txt, #31021

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