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Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2016 12:45:06 +0000
From: Steve Kemp <>
Subject: Re: CVE-Request - GNU Awk.

> Why should these get a CVE?  As you state in one of your reports:
> > While I appreciate that passing untrusted code to gawk is not a
> > common thing to do, I do not believe that it should be possible to
> > trigger a segfault though.
> Why should that be considered a valid / safe use case at all?  If
> something makes awk run untrusted programs, there's code execution
> problem already:

  While I suspect there is virtually no situation whereby a service
 would allow the upload/processing of arbitrary awk in the wild, I
 do believe that no (semi)valid program should terminate the intepreter
 with a segfault.

  That is the reason why I believe that that it is worthy of an
 identifier.  Though I will avoid making future requests for similar
 issues if I'm alone in that belief!


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