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Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2011 17:35:50 -0500 (EST)
From: "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...-smtp.mitre.org>
To: Josh Bressers <bressers@...hat.com>
cc: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: glibc locale escaping issue


On Tue, 8 Mar 2011, Josh Bressers wrote:

> I think the line between fix vs enhancement is crossed when we're talking
> about documented behavior.

Discrepancy between documented behavior and actual behavior - whether an 
error in the code or an error in the documentation - plus a clear or 
likely exploit scenario - *especially* for multi-purpose libraries and 
interpreters - seems reasonable for assigning a CVE.

- Steve

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