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SF #620 Endless loop in JSON parser #241

aleks-f opened this Issue Jul 22, 2013 · 0 comments

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aleks-f commented Jul 22, 2013


The JSON parser crashes if the string to be parsed contains a JSON string that is longer than the buffer. Specifically we run into this problem while parsing a string that is more than 6 KB long, while the default buffer size is 4 KB. But you can reproduce it with a much smaller buffer size:

    Poco::JSON::Parser parser(new Poco::JSON::ParseHandler(), 8);
    string jsonStr = "{ \"x\" : \"123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890\" }";

Warning: Running this code will result in a very high memory usage and a very, very slow operating system.

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@aleks-f aleks-f JSON bug fixes
GH #241: SF #620 Endless loop in JSON parser (added Buffer::setCapacity)
GH #242: SF #619 Syntax error in JSON parser (float/double trim)
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