Bug #5615

A memory leak in hash.c on Solaris (and every environment which defines __sun)

Added by Daisuke Ikegami over 3 years ago. Updated over 3 years ago.

ruby -v:ruby 2.0.0dev (2011-11-11 trunk 33704) [i686-linux] Backport:


Reproducing steps: I didn't test the patch. Please do.
Result of ruby -v: ruby 2.0.0dev (2011-11-11 trunk 33704) [i686-linux]
What you expected: ruby should not have any memory leak.
What you happened: It seems to have a memory leak of ruby on Solaris.
The bug is in the function ruby_setenv() in hash.c.

Here is the code snippet around the bug:
2287 #elif defined __sun
2288 size_t len;
2289 char **env_ptr, str;
2290 if (strchr(name, '=')) {
2291 errno = EINVAL;
2292 rb_sys_fail("ruby_setenv");
2293 }
2294 len = strlen(name);
2295 for (env_ptr = GET_ENVIRON(environ); (str = *env_ptr) != 0; ++env_ptr) {
2296 if (!strncmp(str, name, len) && str[len] == '=') {
2297 if (!in_origenv(str)) free(str);
2298 while ((env_ptr[0] = env_ptr[1]) != 0) env_ptr++;
2299 break;
2300 }
2301 }
2302 if (value) {
2303 str = malloc(len += strlen(value) + 2);
2304 snprintf(str, len, "%s=%s", name, value);
2305 if (putenv(str))
2306 rb_sys_fail("putenv");
2307 }
2308 #else /
WIN32 */

In line 2303, a variable 'str' is malloc-ed, but, seems never to free. Therefore it seems a memory leak.

This bug is found by using cppcheck technically.
Here is URL of cppcheck:

The result of cppcheck is following:
% cppcheck -f -I. hash.c
Checking hash.c...
Checking hash.c: ENV_IGNORECASE...
Checking hash.c: WIN32...
Checking hash.c: __APPLE
Checking hash.c: __sun...
[hash.c:2351]: (error) Memory leak: str
(information) Cppcheck cannot find all the include files (use --check-config for details)

I'll attach a patch to fix this bug. After applying this patch, cppcheck does not warn.

hash.c.patch Magnifier (425 Bytes) Daisuke Ikegami, 11/11/2011 02:56 PM


#1 Updated by Usaku NAKAMURA over 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Rejected

if (!in_origenv(str)) free(str);


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