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From: Hanno Böck <>
Subject: [patch] zipcmp: fix call of qsort with null pointer
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2016 16:47:17 +0200


qsort() requires to be called with a valid pointer. For an empty zip
file zipcmp will try to sort an empty list with 0 elements.
undefined behavior sanitizer throws a warning about this
(-fsanitize=undefined in cflags), test with
zipcmp (from the regress dir)

error message:
zipcmp.c:228:8: runtime error: null pointer passed as argument 1, which is 
declared to never be null
/usr/include/stdlib.h:765:30: note: nonnull attribute specified here
SUMMARY: AddressSanitizer: undefined-behavior zipcmp.c:228:8 in 

Attached patch checks for this and fixes it.

Hanno Böck

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--- a/src/zipcmp.c      2016-10-18 13:31:23.000000000 +0200
+++ b/src/zipcmp.c      2016-10-18 16:44:35.744444493 +0200
@@ -225,7 +225,8 @@
            if (list_zip(zn[i], a+i) < 0)
-       qsort(a[i].entry, a[i].nentry, sizeof(a[i].entry[0]), entry_cmp);
+       if (a[i].nentry > 0)
+           qsort(a[i].entry, a[i].nentry, sizeof(a[i].entry[0]), entry_cmp);
     header_done = 0;

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