Bug 100523 - Segmentaion fault on particular regex
Segmentaion fault on particular regex
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sed (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jakub Jelinek
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2003-07-23 00:55 EDT by David Dillow
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:55 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: 4.0.7-2
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Last Closed: 2003-08-04 03:41:44 EDT
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Description David Dillow 2003-07-23 00:55:24 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.7 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20030131

Description of problem:
The following command will cause sed to segfault:

echo 'scripts/Makefile.lib 1.20: 238 lines' | sed -re 's/^(.*)+
[[:digit:]]+\.[[:digit:]]+: [[:digit:]]+ lines/\1/'

If you remove the first + sign (after the close parenthesis), it works fine.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run the above command

Actual Results:  Segmentation fault

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Comment 1 Jakub Jelinek 2003-08-04 03:41:44 EDT
Works for me with sed-4.0.7-{2,3} and glibc-2.3.2-6{3,6}.
Though with the + there I'm not sure if it gives you exactly what you wanted,
particularly that \1 is empty string.

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