*** glibc detected *** error in Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • Getting a double free or corruption error when running a third-party application under Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Error is similar to the ones shown below:

    *** glibc detected *** double free or corruption: 0x0937d008 ***  
    *** glibc detected *** malloc(): memory corruption: 0x000000000b899110 ***  
    *** glibc detected *** */path/to/program*: free(): invalid next size (normal): 0x0000000007816e70 ***
    

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

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