[Bro] BuildConnVal can create a dangling pointer

Yuppie yuppie4ever at gmail.com
Tue Aug 21 20:16:09 PDT 2007

Looks like BuildConnVal() can be called from the connection destructor
and will set the origin to "this" and thus create a dangling pointer.
The connection will destruct but since conn_val has a reference
counting mechanism, it will still keep referring to the connection.

I propose to fix this by creating a destructing flag bit-field inside
connection. It will be initialized to zero, but set to 1 just when the
destructor is entered.

Looking forward to your comments! I will provide a patch, if desired.


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