Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2008 11:58:52 +0200 From: Marcus Meissner <meissner@...e.de> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: swfdec 0.6.8 stable update On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 06:22:57PM +0200, Nico Golde wrote: > 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. If it can be triggered by a SWF on the website, I would perhaps call it a security issue. If it crashes the SWF mozilla plugin and so the browser, it is a denial of service in my eyes. More importantly if code execution is possible. I have however not researched those further (just saw the changelog as packager of swfdec), and currently swfdec itself is probably not yet fully production ready anyway. > 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. Yeah. > It would be interesting what is causing this crash and if > there is underlying a more serious issue. Not really investigated and no time :/ Since swfdec is beta and not yet wildy iin use we could let it rest. Ciao, Marcus
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