Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2008 14:34:07 +0100 From: Nico Golde <oss-security+ml@...lde.de> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: CVE id request: htop Hi, * Steven M. Christey <coley@...us.mitre.org> [2008-11-14 19:40]: > Sorry Jan and Nico, I didn't follow up with you on this. There were some > questions about whether this deserved a CVE, since THOUSANDS of programs > dump output without considering whether they're writing to a terminal... > or what they're writing to a terminal. Yes true. > For example, should the "cat" program become more terminal-aware and avoid > sending dangerous sequences? Which of dozens of different terminal types > should it avoid sending these sequences to? Should it get a new CVE every > time it forgets about some other terminal? > > Not to mention "more" and "ls" and "grep" and many others. > > We were forced to flag Apache a number of years ago because it didn't > filter certain dangerous characters from its logs. I always felt a bit > funny about that one. This is really a cornercase for me too, we decided to treat this as a vulnerability but with "unimportant" impact. Thanks for the id anyway. Cheers Nico ps. Jan, I am not aware of any poc here -- 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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