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Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2015 22:39:39 +0100
From: Alistair Crooks <>
To: "" <>
Subject: Spencer regexp heap overflow?


We were contacted in retrospect by a researcher about this blog entry
he'd written and published:

and I haven't seen anything flying across this list, so I thought I'd
bring it to people's attention here.

There's a fix in NetBSD HEAD for this, and it will flow out to the
release branches in due course.

I have to admit we're having a hard time trying to think of a service
that exposes regcomp(3) over the internet - there's a reason that
Google did re2 for Google code, after all - but I may well be missing


NetBSD/pkgsrc security

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