[Snort-users] snort 1.8.4b1 dumping core

Kris Kennaway kris at ...1402...
Fri Feb 15 18:37:03 EST 2002


On Mon, Feb 04, 2002 at 11:06:28PM +0700, Fyodor wrote:
> > (gdb) bt
> > #0  pcap_read (p=0x0, cnt=134884155, callback=0x875bac0, user=0xc <Address 0xc out of bounds>)
> >     at /usr/src/lib/libpcap/../../contrib/libpcap/pcap-bpf.c:121
> > #1  0x807f430 in pcap_loop (p=0x8130000, cnt=-1, callback=0x875bac0, user=0x0)
> >     at /usr/src/lib/libpcap/../../contrib/libpcap/pcap.c:79
> 
> That's very interesting. Pcap_t struct ptr which we pass to pcap_loop is
> a meaningful pointer but pcap_read already has it set to NULL. Very
> likely something messy has happened. (also user ptr got overwritten,
> that normally shouldn't happen). 
> Strange that it didn't coredump somewhere at the beginning of
> pcap_read():

Just FYI, this hasn't gone away..I've rebuilt snort a couple of times
in the meantime.  It seems to mostly dump core when I'm loading down
the network it's monitoring.

All of the coredumps I've bothered to check are in the same place (as
above).

> ls -l /var/cores/
total 385056
-rw-------  1 root  wheel  7311360 Feb  3 20:29 snort.0.23239.core
-rw-------  1 root  wheel  8114176 Feb  6 19:17 snort.0.23903.core
-rw-------  1 root  wheel  7311360 Feb  3 20:46 snort.0.25722.core
-rw-------  1 root  wheel  8740864 Feb 15 18:29 snort.0.27952.core
-rw-------  1 root  wheel  7430144 Feb  3 16:52 snort.0.29362.core
-rw-------  1 root  wheel  7311360 Feb  3 20:49 snort.0.31452.core
-rw-------  1 root  wheel  7843840 Feb  3 21:25 snort.0.31697.core
-rw-------  1 root  wheel  7516160 Feb  2 16:22 snort.0.39788.core
-rw-------  1 root  wheel  7344128 Feb  3 21:58 snort.0.47071.core
-rw-------  1 root  wheel  8380416 Feb  3 20:24 snort.0.4715.core
-rw-------  1 root  wheel  7491584 Feb  4 03:54 snort.0.58269.core
-rw-------  1 root  wheel  7331840 Feb  3 17:10 snort.0.77834.core
-rw-------  1 root  wheel  7323648 Feb  3 17:20 snort.0.77888.core
-rw-------  1 root  wheel  7536640 Feb 15 18:29 snort.0.79705.core
-rw-------  1 root  wheel  7532544 Feb 15 18:29 snort.0.80215.core
-rw-------  1 root  wheel  7540736 Feb 15 18:30 snort.0.80981.core
-rw-------  1 root  wheel  7561216 Feb 15 18:31 snort.0.82992.core
-rw-------  1 root  wheel  7528448 Feb  2 16:43 snort.0.83120.core
-rw-------  1 root  wheel  7532544 Feb 15 18:31 snort.0.83659.core
-rw-------  1 root  wheel  7532544 Feb 15 18:32 snort.0.84139.core
-rw-------  1 root  wheel  7561216 Feb 15 18:33 snort.0.85029.core
-rw-------  1 root  wheel  7516160 Feb  2 15:28 snort.0.85884.core
-rw-------  1 root  wheel  7311360 Feb  3 18:52 snort.0.88255.core
-rw-------  1 root  wheel  7389184 Feb  3 15:59 snort.0.89818.core
-rw-------  1 root  wheel  7569408 Feb  3 19:27 snort.0.90795.core
-rw-------  1 root  wheel  7311360 Feb  4 04:20 snort.0.9569.core
>

Kris
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