Fix out-of-memory condition in conf.

conf has the ability to expand variables in config files. Repeatedly doing
this can lead to an exponential increase in the amount of memory required.
This places a limit on the length of a value that can result from an

Credit to OSS-Fuzz for finding this problem.

(Imported from upstream's 6a6213556a80ab0a9eb926a1d6023b8bf44f2afd. This
also import's upstream's ee1ccd0a41ad068957fe65ba7521e593b51bbad4 which
we had previously missed.)

Change-Id: I9be06a7e8a062b5adcd00c974a7b245226123563
Reviewed-by: Steven Valdez <>
Commit-Queue: Steven Valdez <>
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3 files changed
tree: d26652937be5c6b980badffc64e16db289524777
  1. .github/
  2. crypto/
  3. decrepit/
  4. fuzz/
  5. include/
  6. infra/
  7. ssl/
  8. third_party/
  9. tool/
  10. util/
  11. .clang-format
  12. .gitignore
  15. CMakeLists.txt
  16. codereview.settings


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