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'compgen -W' may exhaust memory[50 character or so descriptive subject h


From: Kuang-che Wu
Subject: 'compgen -W' may exhaust memory[50 character or so descriptive subject here (for reference)]
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 05:13:11 +0800 (CST)

Configuration Information [Automatically generated, do not change]:
Machine: i386
OS: freebsd5.0
Compiler: cc
Compilation CFLAGS:  -DPROGRAM='bash' -DCONF_HOSTTYPE='i386' 
-DCONF_OSTYPE='freebsd5.0' -DCONF_MACHTYPE='i386-unknown-freebsd5.0' 
-DCONF_VENDOR='unknown' -DSHELL  -DHAVE_CONFIG_H   -I. -I/usr/local/include -I. 
-I./include -I./lib -O -pipe
uname output: FreeBSD m722 5.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 5.0-CURRENT #1: Sun Feb  3 
14:44:15 CST 2002     address@hidden:/usr/src/sys/i386/compile/M722  i386
Machine Type: i386-unknown-freebsd5.0

Bash Version: 2.05a
Patch Level: 0
Release Status: release

Description:
        If the argument of 'compgen -W' contains '\n', bash will
        exhaust memory.

Repeat-By:
        $ compgen -W 'a\nb' a
        which \n means newline

Fix:
        [Description of how to fix the problem.  If you don't know a
        fix for the problem, don't include this section.]



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