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Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2016 17:50:48 -0500
From: <cve-assign@...re.org>
To: <gustavo.grieco@...il.com>
CC: <cve-assign@...re.org>, <oss-security@...ts.openwall.com>
Subject: Re: CVE Request: resource exhaustion in regex expression handling in WebKit

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> Trying to parse and execute this regex code in WebKit:
> 
> [ about 170 instances of "($" and then "{-2,16}" and then about
>   170 instances of "+)" ]
> 
> will consume large amounts of memory (8GB or more), after a few seconds.
> This seems to be a case of CWE-400 (uncontrolled resource consumption).
> 
> Chrome and Firefox based browsers are *not* affected.

Use CVE-2016-9643.


> asked to MITRE about another issue related with uncontrolled resource
> consumption in Firefox loading a SVG but receive no response.

We have just answered that on its own thread.

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