Bug#841447: md5deep: sudo md5deep -rel /* leads to system crash

Julian Schwarz julian.schwarz at rwth-aachen.de
Thu Oct 20 19:11:10 UTC 2016

Package: md5deep
Version: 4.2-1
Severity: grave
Justification: causes non-serious data loss

Dear Maintainer,

"md5deep -rel /*" crashes my system (reboot) with a for me unkown reason. "sha256deep -rel /*" crashes in the same way. This was tested on two
different machines running debian stable and one machine running debian unstable all showing the same issue.
A "md5deep -rel /* >> log.txt 2>&1" seems to run without crashing the system. While running "md5deep -rel /* >> log.txt" the log.txt
showed that it crashed on reading a file in /home/user and the file ending constisted out of NULLS, but a "md5deep -rel /home/*" runs
without any problem.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.6
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages md5deep depends on:
ii  libc6       2.19-18+deb8u6
ii  libgcc1     1:4.9.2-10
ii  libstdc++6  4.9.2-10

md5deep recommends no packages.

md5deep suggests no packages.

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