krb5_get_server_rcache double free

Shawn M. Emery Shawn.Emery at Sun.COM
Mon Jul 3 02:43:45 EDT 2006

Rainer Weikusat wrote:
> The krb5_rc_close routine should free rcache, according to the
> documentation for this and I of course checked that it does free
> rcache. The claim that
> 	When krb5_rc_recover_or_initialize() returns failure, rcache
> 	now leaks.
> is therefore wrong and the only real effect of this chain of
> conversation is restoring the never called free at the end of the
> get_server_rcache routine. 
> <URL:>
> Publishing factually incorrect statements about other people on the
> WWW is not so nice.

Argh, I apologize Rainer, as I was not trying to personally target you.  
The current solution does work, but as you mentioned the rcache check is 
an extra step that I didn't account for when I fixed this in our release 
back in February.



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