Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2011 07:58:38 -0400 (EDT) From: Josh Bressers <bressers@...hat.com> To: David Woodhouse <dwmw2@...radead.org> Cc: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com, Mark McLoughlin <mark@...net.ie>, "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org>, David King <amigadave@...gadave.com> Subject: Re: CVE Request / Discussion -- vino -- reports the desktop being reachable only over the local network, when reachable from everywhere ----- Original Message ----- > On Wed, 2011-03-16 at 12:02 +0100, David King wrote: > > It should be noted that the UPnP feature is disabled by default, so the > > user has the option to *enable* it. I concede that the string presented > > in the UI needs improvement. > > That isn't CVE-worthy, though, surely? > > > Of course, I agree that indication of the consequences would be > > appropriate, > > That's CVE-2011-1164. > > > and also disallowing the 'none' authentication method if UPnP is > > enabled. > > And that, again, is not at all specific to UPnP. > > Disallowing the 'none' authentication method is would be appropriate > whenever the machine is accessible from the outside world, whether that's > through UPnP or just by listening on a publicly-available IP address. > I probably should have been more clear here. I was under the impression the CVE id applied to instances where it would use UPnP and no auth, which is dangerous and should probably include a big warning with a button that says "I know what I'm doing (but probably not really)". UPnP by itself is not a security flaw. Sorry for the confusion. -- JB
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