[Evolution] Bug#358590: crash in e_cal_backend_http_get_object exposed by new glib/pango

Heikki Henriksen heikkih at gmail.com
Thu Mar 23 12:11:39 UTC 2006

Package: evolution-data-server
Severity: grave
Tags: patch

The introduction of libglib 2.10 and libpango 1.12 exposed a number of
bugs in misc packages this week.

One of these was in the http-backend of e-cal. This was fixed upstream in

I'm attaching the patch backported to eds 1.4.2.

I hope this can be uploaded to the archive as soon as possible (in the
wait for evo2.6) :)


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Kernel: Linux 2.6.16-1-k7
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Versions of packages evolution-data-server depends on:
ii  libbonobo2-0  2.14.0-1                   Bonobo CORBA interfaces library
ii  libc6         2.3.6-4                    GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libcamel1.2-6                  The Evolution MIME message handlin
ii  libcomerr2    1.38+1.39-WIP-2005.12.31-1 common error description library
ii  libdb4.2      4.2.52-24                  Berkeley v4.2 Database Libraries [
ii  libebook1.2-5                  Client library for evolution addre
ii  libecal1.2-3                  Client library for evolution calen
ii  libedata-book                  Backend library for evolution addr
ii  libedata-cal1                  Backend library for evolution cale
ii  libedataserve                  Utility library for evolution data
ii  libegroupwise                  Client library for accessing group
ii  libgconf2-4   2.14.0-1                   GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libglib2.0-0  2.10.1-2                   The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome2-0   2.14.0-1                   The GNOME 2 library - runtime file
ii  libgnomevfs2- 2.14.0-1                   GNOME virtual file-system (runtime
ii  libgnutls11   1.0.16-14                  GNU TLS library - runtime library
ii  libkrb53      1.4.3-6                    MIT Kerberos runtime libraries
ii  libldap2      2.1.30-13                  OpenLDAP libraries
ii  liborbit2     1:2.14.0-1                 libraries for ORBit2 - a CORBA ORB
ii  libpopt0      1.7-5                      lib for parsing cmdline parameters
ii  libsoup2.2-8  2.2.91-1                   an HTTP library implementation in 
ii  libxml2       2.6.23.dfsg.2-3            GNOME XML library
ii  zlib1g        1:1.2.3-11                 compression library - runtime

Versions of packages evolution-data-server recommends:
ii  evolution           The groupware suite

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diff -ru evolution-data-server- evolution-data-server-
--- evolution-data-server-	2005-11-29 03:03:42.000000000 +0000
+++ evolution-data-server-	2006-03-23 11:39:52.000000000 +0000
@@ -626,7 +626,7 @@
 	ECalBackendHttp *cbhttp;
 	ECalBackendHttpPrivate *priv;
-	ECalComponent *comp;
+	ECalComponent *comp = NULL;
 	cbhttp = E_CAL_BACKEND_HTTP (backend);
 	priv = cbhttp->priv;
@@ -641,7 +641,7 @@
 		return GNOME_Evolution_Calendar_ObjectNotFound;
 	*object = e_cal_component_get_as_string (comp);
-	g_free (comp);
+	g_object_unref (comp);
 	return GNOME_Evolution_Calendar_Success;

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