Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2009 20:07:29 -0500 (EST) From: Josh Bressers <bressers@...hat.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: libjson-ruby: catastrophic backtracking ----- "Michael Gilbert" <michael.s.gilbert@...il.com> wrote: > hi all, > > should a cve id be issued for the following "catastrophic > backtracking" issue in libjson-ruby? > > http://rubyforge.org/frs/shownotes.php?release_id=36363 > http://bugs.debian.org/555516 (note two separate issues fixed there) > Can someone elaborate on what "catastrophic backtracking" means? Is this a DoS? Thanks. -- JB
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