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authorJeff King <>2014-06-04 07:11:11 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2014-06-04 18:02:55 (GMT)
commitc8e1ee4f2c8e28b7eef824248f09ba37599593d7 (patch)
tree664131d572172bff66933e0bea31c4f0c20f0c6c /builtin/update-index.c
parentb6c2a0d45d4165dfd326bd7a28e66d9cedb8ae84 (diff)
update-index: fix segfault with missing --cacheinfo argument
Running "git update-index --cacheinfo" without any further arguments results in a segfault rather than an error message. Commit ec160ae (update-index: teach --cacheinfo a new syntax "mode,sha1,path", 2014-03-23) added code to examine the format of the argument, but forgot to handle the NULL case. Returning an error from the parser is enough, since we then treat it as an old-style "--cacheinfo <mode> <sha1> <path>", and complain that we have less than 3 arguments to read. Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'builtin/update-index.c')
1 files changed, 3 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/builtin/update-index.c b/builtin/update-index.c
index ba54e19..ebea285 100644
--- a/builtin/update-index.c
+++ b/builtin/update-index.c
@@ -637,6 +637,9 @@ static int parse_new_style_cacheinfo(const char *arg,
unsigned long ul;
char *endp;
+ if (!arg)
+ return -1;
errno = 0;
ul = strtoul(arg, &endp, 8);
if (errno || endp == arg || *endp != ',' || (unsigned int) ul != ul)