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Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 11:43:14 -0800
From: Jim Meyering <>
Subject: CVE request: grep heap buffer overrun

Invoking grep with a carefully crafted combination of input and regexp
can cause a segfault and/or reading from uninitialized memory.

Here's how it evolved:
Here's the upstream fix:

This is particularly relevant for those who do not exec grep directly,
but rather embed parts of grep in another tool.

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