Openwall GNU/*/Linux - a small security-enhanced Linux distro for servers
[<prev] [next>] [<thread-prev] [thread-next>] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 10:27:02 -0400
From: Michael Gilbert <michael.s.gilbert@...il.com>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re:  CVE-2009-3239 is a duplicate of CVE-2009-2139
 and CVE-2009-2140

On Sun, 25 Oct 2009 02:21:51 +0000 (UTC), security curmudgeon wrote:
> 
> : CVE-2009-3239 appears to be a duplicate of CVE-2009-2139 and 
> : CVE-2009-2140, and should therefore be rejected.
> 
> CVE may abstract on these:
> 
> http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2009-3239
> 
> Buffer overflow in the EMF parser implementation in OpenOffice.org (OOo) 
> in SUSE openSUSE 10.3 through 11.1, Novell Linux Desktop (NLD) 9, and 
> SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) 10 and 11 has unknown impact and remote 
> attack vectors, related to enhwmf.cxx and emfplus.cxx.
> 
> http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2009-2139
> 
> Heap-based buffer overflow in svtools/source/filter.vcl/wmf/enhwmf.cxx in 
> Go-oo 2.x and 3.x before 3.0.1, previously named ooo-build and related to 
> OpenOffice.org (OOo), allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code 
> via a crafted EMF file, a similar issue to CVE-2008-2238.

in past cve's, from what i've seen, when there is an issue with the same
source code in multiple projects (i.e. embeds and forks), there is only
one cve issued with a text something like, "buffer overflow in
openoffice.org and go-oo...."

so, i think 2009-3239 should be rejected and the text for 2009-2139
should be updated to indicate that the problem affects both
openoffice.org and go-oo.

mike

Powered by blists - more mailing lists

Your e-mail address:

Please check out the Open Source Software Security Wiki, which is counterpart to this mailing list.

Confused about mailing lists and their use? Read about mailing lists on Wikipedia and check out these guidelines on proper formatting of your messages.