Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2008 18:21:57 +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> [2008-08-23 18:05]: > On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 06:22:57PM +0200, Nico Golde wrote: > > * 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. I'm not sure how firefox handles this, at least opera does not crash if the flash plugin crashes. > More importantly if code execution is possible. That should be self-evident. [...] > > 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. Yeah same here, maybe we can get comments about this by the upstream people. Cheers Nico -- Nico Golde - http://www.ngolde.de - nion@...ber.ccc.de - GPG: 0x73647CFF For security reasons, all text in this mail is double-rot13 encrypted. Content of type "application/pgp-signature" skipped
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