[Boost-bugs] [Boost C++ Libraries] #5306: get_wmi_class_attribute crashes

Subject: [Boost-bugs] [Boost C++ Libraries] #5306: get_wmi_class_attribute crashes
From: Boost C++ Libraries (noreply_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-03-14 14:44:38

#5306: get_wmi_class_attribute crashes
 Reporter: habdank@… | Owner: igaztanaga
     Type: Bugs | Status: new
Milestone: To Be Determined | Component: interprocess
  Version: Boost 1.45.0 | Severity: Showstopper
 Keywords: |

 Independently of #4895, #5120 and #4350 there is yet another bug in

 inline bool get_wmi_class_attribute( std::wstring& strValue, const wchar_t
 *wmi_class, const wchar_t *wmi_class_var)

 in the file:


 The problem is that at the end of function there is a sequence:


 But there is no guarantee that pClassObject != NULL especially that it is
 initilized to be NULL and then perhaps modification is made in:

 pEnumObject->Next( WBEM_INFINITE_IG, uCount, &pClassObject, &uReturned )

 but under some conditions pClassObject remains NULL and then


 crashes with memory violation error.
 Obviously when pClassObject == NULL then pClassObject->Release();
 dereferences NULL pointer.

 My honest suggestion would be to carefully track all execution paths
 in that function to observe its complete behavior.

 I would appreciate to get patch for that problem.
 Temporarily I could patch myself, but that will have limited focus,
 as I have no big picture.

 Best regards,
 Seweryn Habdank-Wojewodzki.

Ticket URL: <https://svn.boost.org/trac/boost/ticket/5306>
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