[xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#498194: libxml-parser-perl: script crashes when reading empty file in xml::rss

Manuel Schneider info at efreetsystems.de
Sun Sep 7 22:33:59 UTC 2008

Package: libxml-parser-perl
Version: 2.36-1.1+b1
Severity: normal

When using parsefile from XML::RSS with an empty file the script runs out of memory.

# touch test
# ./test.pl
Ran out of memory for input buffer at /usr/lib/perl5/XML/Parser/Expat.pm line 469.
# echo "foo" >> test
# ./test.pl
syntax error at line 1, column 0, byte 0 at /usr/lib/perl5/XML/Parser.pm line 187


use XML::RSS;
use strict;
use warnings;

my $rss = new  XML::RSS ();

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26
Locale: LANG=de_DE at euro, LC_CTYPE=de_DE at euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages libxml-parser-perl depends on:
ii  libc6                      2.7-13        GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libexpat1                  2.0.1-4       XML parsing C library - runtime li
ii  liburi-perl                1.35.dfsg.1-1 Manipulates and accesses URI strin
ii  libwww-perl                5.813-1       WWW client/server library for Perl
ii  perl                       5.10.0-13     Larry Wall's Practical Extraction 
ii  perl-base [perlapi-5.10.0] 5.10.0-13     minimal Perl system

libxml-parser-perl recommends no packages.

libxml-parser-perl suggests no packages.

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