Opened 15 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

Last modified 14 years ago

#985 closed defect (worksforme)

Write to freed memory area with IoCompletionPort (IOCP) ioqueue backend may lead to application crash

Reported by: bennylp Owned by: bennylp
Priority: normal Milestone: release-1.5.5
Component: pjlib Version: trunk
Keywords: Cc:
Backport to 1.x milestone: Backported:


Using IoCompletionPort (IOCP) ioqueue backend, which is the default backend on Win32 on Release build, may lead to write access to memory area that has been freed before. This potentially could crash the application, or random memory corruption.

This symptom can be detected with Visual Studio 2005 (but not with Visual Studio 6).

Explanation about this bug is as follows.

  1. When socket is closed, Windows automatically unregisters the socket from the IOCP. Any pending operations to the socket are also cancelled.
  2. But when the next time the IOCP is polled with GetQueuedCompletionStatus(), Windows would still report an event to the pending operations that have been cancelled above.
  3. If the memory that corresponds to the WSAOVERLAPPED structure that was registered for the asynchronous operation has been freed (for example, the pool is released), Windows will write some values to these area that was previously occupied by the WSAOVERLAPPED structure.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by bennylp

  • Milestone changed from release-1.6 to release-1.7

comment:2 Changed 14 years ago by bennylp

  • Milestone changed from release-1.7 to release-1.5.5
  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from new to closed

Turns out this has been "fixed" in milestone:release-1.6 by ticket #1015, by disabling IOCP backend altogether.

Changing the milestone to 1.5.5 and closing the ticket.

comment:3 Changed 14 years ago by bennylp

(The above should read milestone:release-1.5.5 instead of 1.6).

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