Home page logo
/

nmap-dev logo Nmap Development mailing list archives

Re: Big Zenmap news
From: jah <jah () zadkiel plus com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 12:48:06 +0100

On 26/08/2008 06:37, David Fifield wrote:
Do you get the crash if you edit zenmapCore/Nmap.py and change the
Unicode strings to plain strings? So change

APP_NAME = u"zenmap"

to 

APP_NAME = "zenmap"

for all the strings. If so then the problem isn't Vladimir's fault, it's
something I did to try to fix the database file not being found on
Windows.

http://seclists.org/nmap-dev/2008/q3/0482.html
I changed these strings in zenmapCore/Name.py and it builds without
error.  So it looks like you're right.  I haven't looked into this in
any great detail, but there's mention here [1] that this error could be
thrown upon the attempt to decode an already unicode string as unicode -
which seems to make sense since the files are marked with utf-8.

Anyway once that error was out of the way, upon running zenmap.exe I got:
CRASH REPORTED:
SYS.PLATFORM: win32
OS.NAME: nt
Zenmap Version: 4.68
TRACEBACK:
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "zenmap", line 100, in <module>
  File "zenmapGUI\App.pyo", line 139, in run
  File "zenmapGUI\App.pyo", line 83, in is_root
AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'getuid'

Which I fixed by swapping the tests for os.getuid() and sys.platform in
is_root so that the test for windows came first:

return os.getuid() == 0 or sys.platform == "win32" or is_maemo()

to

return sys.platform == "win32" or os.getuid() == 0 or is_maemo()

This works, but I can't say how this might affect other OS's.  Now, at
least, I get to play!

jah

[1] http://www.red-mercury.com/blog/eclectic-tech/python-mystery-of-the-day/

_______________________________________________
Sent through the nmap-dev mailing list
http://cgi.insecure.org/mailman/listinfo/nmap-dev
Archived at http://SecLists.Org


  By Date           By Thread  

Current thread:
[ Nmap | Sec Tools | Mailing Lists | Site News | About/Contact | Advertising | Privacy ]
AlienVault