Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 17:22:26 +0100 From: Tomas Hoger <thoger@...hat.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Cc: taviso@....lonestar.org, coley@...re.org Subject: Re: CVE request: lynx (old) .mailcap handling flaw Hi Tavis! On Wed, 29 Oct 2008 12:45:57 +0000 Tavis Ormandy <taviso@....lonestar.org> wrote: > Well obviously. The attack would be convincing someone to debug an > application with a testcase provided in a tarball Correct, I should have listed that before as separate case for gdb / valgrind. But is there any good way to protect against this without crippling this feature completely? > or to debug something in a specific directory. That should be covered by previously mentioned 2). > If you just dumped one in /tmp on a system I use and waited a few > weeks, there's a strong possibility you would pwn me. ... looks like I should check whether sdf still offers free shell accounts ;). > Of course, guess who reported that ;-) (me). Correct, again... CVE-2005-1705 http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=88398 Note to self: Do more research before trying to teach old dog ^W^W Tavis some new ^W really really old tricks... ;) I'll shut up now... -- Tomas Hoger / Red Hat Security Response Team
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