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authorRich Felker <>2015-03-20 18:06:04 -0400
committerRich Felker <>2015-03-20 18:06:04 -0400
commit39dfd58417ef642307d90306e1c7e50aaec5a35c (patch)
treedc3b7ad2ab421d7bf49faba6274b399d6eea3e08 /src
parente626deeec8b85713eea364d6504dc4282c773693 (diff)
fix memory-corruption in regcomp with backslash followed by high byte
the regex parser handles the (undefined) case of an unexpected byte following a backslash as a literal. however, instead of correctly decoding a character, it was treating the byte value itself as a character. this was not only semantically unjustified, but turned out to be dangerous on archs where plain char is signed: bytes in the range 252-255 alias the internal codes -4 through -1 used for special types of literal nodes in the AST.
Diffstat (limited to 'src')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/src/regex/regcomp.c b/src/regex/regcomp.c
index 4cdaa1ea..bce6bc15 100644
--- a/src/regex/regcomp.c
+++ b/src/regex/regcomp.c
@@ -847,7 +847,7 @@ static reg_errcode_t parse_atom(tre_parse_ctx_t *ctx, const char *s)
} else {
/* extension: accept unknown escaped char
as a literal */
- node = tre_ast_new_literal(ctx->mem, *s, *s, ctx->position);
+ goto parse_literal;