Bug 2761 - BigInteger constructed with zero-filled byte array raises IndexOutOfRangeException
Summary: BigInteger constructed with zero-filled byte array raises IndexOutOfRangeExce...
Alias: None
Product: Class Libraries
Classification: Mono
Component: System ()
Version: 2.10.x
Hardware: PC Linux
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Target Milestone: Untriaged
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-01-06 13:45 UTC by jordanbtucker
Modified: 2012-01-06 19:36 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description jordanbtucker 2012-01-06 13:45:43 UTC
When a System.Numerics.BigInteger type is constructed with a zero-filled byte array with a length of two or greater, a System.IndexOutOfRangeException is raised.

Steps to Reproduce:
Create a C# file with the following code:

class Program {
  static void Main() {
    System.Console.WriteLine(new System.Numerics.BigInteger(new byte[2]));

Compile with `dmcs -r:System.Numerics` and run.

Actual Results:
Application crashes with the following error:
Unhandled Exception: System.IndexOutOfRangeException: Array index is out of range.
  at System.Numerics.BigInteger..ctor (System.Byte[] value) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 
  at Program.Main () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 

Expected Results:
Application should output a single line containing the '0' character and exit without error.

Build Date & Platform:
Build 2012-01-06 on Ubuntu 10.04 32-bit with Mono 2.10.5.
Build 2012-01-06 on Windows 7 SP1 64-bit with Mono 2.10.8.

Additional Builds and Platforms:
Does not occur on Build 2012-01-06 on Windows 7 SP1 64-bit using Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0.

Additional Information:
Cause of bug exists on line 254 of BigInteger.cs where a negative index is passed when the byte array contains all zeroes.
Comment 1 jordanbtucker 2012-01-06 15:21:11 UTC
Pull request for fix at https://github.com/mono/mono/pull/212
Comment 2 Zoltan Varga 2012-01-06 19:36:10 UTC
-> fixed.