Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2010 19:15:32 +0100 From: Pierre Joye <pierre.php@...il.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Issues without CVE names in PHP 5.3.4/5.2.15 release hi, oh my bad, I did not see that they were listed under the security enhancement and I reviewed the announce... :P On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 7:09 PM, Vincent Danen <vdanen@...hat.com> wrote: > * [2010-12-13 18:47:19 +0100] Pierre Joye wrote: > >> On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 5:33 PM, Vincent Danen <vdanen@...hat.com> wrote: >>> >>> Looking at the PHP web site, there are a few issues fixed in the most >>> recent releases that don't seem to have a CVE name: >>> >>> * Fixed crash in zip extract method (possible CWE-170). >> >> Was requested and was not considered as worth a CVE # > > Ok. > >>> * Fixed symbolic resolution support when the target is a DFS share. >> >> Why does it require a CVE #? That's not a security fix but a fix about >> DFS support on Windows (did not work). > > Well, CVEs are, by definition, for security issues. When your release > notes indicate "fixed foo" under the heading "Security Enhancements and > Fixes", one assumes they are security-relevant, and if they're > security-relevant, generally they get CVE names. > >>> * Fixed extract() to do not overwrite $GLOBALS and $this when using >>> EXTR_OVERWRITE. >> >> Not sure either if it requires one. > > I can't tell because I can't find any information, however if you don't > believe this is security-relevant, I won't pursue it. However, I would > question whether or not it is worth listing under "security enhancements > and fixes" instead of just "key bug fixes"? > >>> Also doesn't seem to be much info on these readily available. >>> >>> The first seems to be related to this SVN commit (don't see a bug for >>> it): >>> >>> http://svn.php.net/viewvc?view=revision&revision=305848 >>> >>> The second seems to be Windows-specific and is this bug (haven't found >>> the SVN commit for it yet): >>> >>> http://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=51945 >>> >>> The third seems to be 5.2-specific (no mention in the 5.3 changes), but >>> I've not yet found the bug or SVN commit. >> >> In any case I would like to remember you security@....net as well. We >> also added now a security flag in our bug tracker, Joe should have >> access to them as well, ping me if more of the redhat team needs it, >> or other distrubutions. > > I wasn't sure if I had missed some discussion about this or not, so > instead of burdening the security team directly, I brought it up here > (also under the assumption that others would read the release page notes > and see those items listed under security fixes and may have the same > questions). > > Thanks for the info. > > -- > Vincent Danen / Red Hat Security Response Team -- Pierre @pierrejoye | http://blog.thepimp.net | http://www.libgd.org
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