Bug 8194 - string encoding issues
Summary: string encoding issues
Alias: None
Product: Samba 3.5
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Client Tools (show other bugs)
Version: 3.5.8
Hardware: All All
: P5 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Volker Lendecke
QA Contact: Samba QA Contact
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-05-31 14:43 UTC by Björn Jacke
Modified: 2015-09-10 12:59 UTC (History)
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Description Björn Jacke 2011-05-31 14:43:42 UTC
I found a bug while trying out a smbclient ls command:

# smbclient //server/data -U% 
Domain=[SERNET] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.5.8]
smb: \> ls

Interestingly a second "ls" works just the first one always fails like this. In the capture and logs you see that the first FIND_FIRST2 call is not UTF-16 encoded, the second one is:

First (broken) "*" on the net is "2A 00"

Second (correct) "*" on the net is "00 2A 00 00 00"

Valgrind output reveals that the problem seems to be in the generic libsmb code:

==18895== Conditional jump or move depends on uninitialised value(s)
==18895==    at 0x2F8EED: push_string_base (charcnv.c:1650)
==18895==    by 0x23A221: clistr_push_fn (clistr.c:48)
==18895==    by 0x234863: cli_list_new (clilist.c:285)
==18895==    by 0x235228: cli_list (clilist.c:684)
==18895==    by 0x1E4F71: do_list (client.c:839)
==18895==    by 0x1E56FA: cmd_dir (client.c:890)
==18895==    by 0x1E2345: process_command_string (client.c:4123)
==18895==    by 0x1E3B75: main (client.c:4577)

(the line numbers match on 3.5.8 code)

and finally I was able to see this bug on several x86_64 machines (with 3.4 and 3.5) but not on a i586 32bit machine.
Comment 1 Björn Jacke 2011-08-19 10:34:49 UTC
this does no longer happen with 3.6.0 but still with the latest 3.5 release.
Comment 2 Björn Jacke 2015-09-10 12:59:16 UTC
as written before this was with 3.5.x and 3.6 was okay. Closing bug as fixed.