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Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 18:22:57 +0200
From: Nico Golde <oss-security+ml@...lde.de>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: swfdec 0.6.8 stable update

Hi Marcus,
* Marcus Meissner <meissner@...e.de> [2008-08-19 16:48]:
> Wonder if we should track updates for swfdec. The 0.6.8 announcement
> looks like it at least fixes several Denial of Service problems:
[...] 
I have problems to understand why this would be a Denial of 
Service. While I don't share the opinion about browser 
crashes I think there are at least good arguments for both 
sides.

But if swfdec crashes on playing a flash movie this 
looks like an application bug. At least I wouldn't talk 
about Denial of Service if vim would crash on opening a text 
file.

It would be interesting what is causing this crash and if 
there is underlying a more serious issue.

Kind regards
Nico
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