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Re: Integer Overflow in braces

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Integer Overflow in braces
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2015 10:37:44 -0400
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On 8/18/15 9:12 AM, Dan Douglas wrote:

> Actually I think I spoke too soon. There's already some considerable logic in 
> braces.c to check for overflow (e.g. around braces.c:390 shortly after 
> declaration of the int). Looks like there were some changes in this code last 
> year to "beef it up" a bit. (see commit 
> 67440bc5959a639359bf1dd7d655915bf6e9e7f1). I suspect this is probably fixed 
> in 
> devel.

Well, `fixed' is a tricky thing.  There is code in bash-4.4 to use malloc
instead of xmalloc -- which just aborts on failure -- but there is only so
much you can do to protect someone from himself.


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