** Changed in: appstream-glib (Ubuntu Zesty)
     Assignee: Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) => (unassigned)

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  gnome-software crashed with SIGSEGV in as_format_get_kind()

Status in appstream-glib package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in appstream-glib source package in Zesty:
  Fix Committed
Status in appstream-glib source package in Artful:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  errors.ubuntu.com [1] is showing a high crash rate in GNOME Software. This 
appears to be due to apt updates occuring outside of GNOME Software and 
triggering access of a NULL pointer inside appstream-glib. Upstream fixed this 
crash by correctly handling the NULL pointer in appstream-glib 0.7.0. I have 
not been able to locally reproduce the issue.

  [Test Case]
  1. Run GNOME Software

  Expected result:
  This crash doesn't show in errors.ubuntu.com.

  Observed result:
  This crash shows in errors.ubuntu.com.

  [Regression Potential]
  Low, the fix is a simple check for a NULL value. It is already running this 
way in 17.10 (no significant errors showing there).


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