[tex-live] crash using bibtex on large .bib files
karl at freefriends.org
Wed Aug 12 02:04:10 CEST 2009
Sorry for the delayed reply.
There is a string pool size limit per one reallocation that is defined
to 65000, and a large .bib file will exceed this.
Do you feel this is a security issue that needs to be addressed, or
merely a bug that needs correcting?
I don't see any particular security ramifications here.
It's not like bibtex is setuid or commonly run by root or anything.
Do you have something else in mind?
and running bibtex live_fp does reproduce the crash for me.
I'll see if I can fix it.
More information about the tex-live