[Bug 1744941] Re: gnome-software crashes in as_app_parse_desktop_file

Simon Quigley tsimonq2 at ubuntu.com
Fri Aug 17 05:14:59 UTC 2018

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Artful is also EOL.

Ping, Iain and Robie.

** Changed in: appstream-glib (Ubuntu Artful)
       Status: Confirmed => Won't Fix

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  gnome-software crashes in as_app_parse_desktop_file

Status in appstream-glib package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in appstream-glib source package in Xenial:
  In Progress
Status in appstream-glib source package in Artful:
  Won't Fix
Status in appstream-glib source package in Bionic:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  [ Impact ]

  Malformed .desktop files might causes crashes because
  the returned list is NULL.

  [ Test case ]
   - Download and copy in one of your XDG_DATA_DIRS (i.e. ~/.local/share/applications)
     this .desktop file:
   - Run gnome-software it must not crash.

  [ Regression potential ]

  Missing metadata from .desktop files, but really this is just a null-
  checks fix, so not really anything might go worse.


  See more at upstream bug: https://github.com/hughsie/appstream-

  This affects all the releases since xenial.

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