Opened 5 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#10809 closed Patch - Bug Fix (Fixed)

[PATCH] libmyth: Prevent an access violation by the ALSA library

Reported by: Lawrence Rust <lvr@…> Owned by: jyavenard
Priority: minor Milestone: unknown
Component: MythTV - Audio Output Version: Master Head
Severity: medium Keywords: ALSA snd_device_name_hint
Cc: Ticket locked: no


In audiooutputalsa.cpp, AudioOutputALSA::GetDevices? calls the ALSA API snd_device_name_hint with a card index of -1 to obtain a list of hints for all cards. Unfortunately, with this API can cause an access violation when the card index is -1. See

Running with valgrind shows that snd_device_name_hint makes reference to previously freed memory when called with a card index of -1.

This patch enumerates the cards using other ALSA APIs, thus avoiding the SEGV.

The access violation is often seen when starting from an empty dbase and attempting to enter the audio setup screen. The bug also applies to fixes/0.25 and 0.24.

Attachments (2)

0001-libmyth-Prevent-an-access-violation-by-the-ALSA-libr.patch (3.1 KB) - added by Lawrence Rust <lvr@…> 5 years ago.
0001-libmyth-Prevent-an-access-violation-by-the-ALSA-libr.2.patch (3.2 KB) - added by Lawrence Rust <lvr@…> 5 years ago.

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Change History (6)

Changed 5 years ago by Lawrence Rust <lvr@…>

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by jyavenard


That specific code is a direct rip of alsautils' aplay -L that lists all the devices

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by jyavenard

  • Status changed from new to accepted

Changed 5 years ago by Lawrence Rust <lvr@…>

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by Lawrence Rust <lvr@…>

Updated patch fixes a problem where not all devices were enumerated.

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by jyavenard

  • Resolution set to Fixed
  • Status changed from accepted to closed

Fixed in c35c00385f781e6736026848d54d75ffa6006219

Thanks for the patch

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