Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2010 07:23:35 -0400 (EDT) From: Josh Bressers <bressers@...hat.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Cc: coley@...re.org Subject: Re: CVE request: irssi 0.8.15 ----- "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org> wrote: > On Mon, 12 Apr 2010, Josh Bressers wrote: > > >> "This release fixes two security issues: The first being that Irssi > >> didn't check hostname on SSL connections and the other being a hard to > >> exploit remote crash bug." > >> > > > The crash bits mentioned in the changelog are very ambiguous. The git > > tree isn't any more clear than that. There appear to be two crashes, > > both sound like NULL pointer dereferences that cannot be triggered by > > an attacker. If I'm wrong, please speak up. > > Josh, I think we should assign another CVE anyway. The upstream vendor > has explicitly labeled this as a security issue, so even if it seems of > limited severity, that's enough to trigger creation of a CVE. The use of > the "remote crash" term also reinforces the need for a CVE. > > This might be juse a plain old crasher from the perspective of many > downstream vendors, but it's still worthy of inclusion in CVE because > there is a significant population that would treat it as a "security" > problem even if it's low severity. > > Should I assign one or should you? > Your reasoning makes sense, I'm happy to assign an ID. Thanks. CVE-2010-1156 irssi 0.8.15 remote DoS -- JB
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