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man -K vulnerability

by Phiber on February 16th, 2001 man crashes when too many characters (around 8300) are passed thru the -K option (tested in Slackware 7.0.0).

$ man -K `perl -e '{print "A"x"8285"}'`
Segmentation fault (core dumped)

it isn't exploitable, as the buffer is modified before it segv's.

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