Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2011 14:49:21 -0400 (EDT) From: Josh Bressers <bressers@...hat.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Cc: Gerald Combs <gerald@...eshark.org>, cve-assign@...re.org Subject: Re: CVE Request: Multiple issues fixed in wireshark 1.6.2 ----- Original Message ----- > > Are the below worth assigning CVE ids to? The advisory seems to suggest > > they are crash only fixes. Do those deserve CVE IDs? I know we've been > > fairly generous with wireshark in the past, but I'm wondering if we > > need to draw a line somewhere. > > Crash-only issues are always/typically worth a CVE when it can prevent a > product from working in a security context. Wireshark monitors network > traffic, sometimes live; therefore, in some reasonable/common usage > scenarios, attackers can cause a crash and prevent network activities > from being detected. > > We apply similar logic in forensics and other scenarios. Therefore a CVE > is needed for both wnpa-sec-2011-12 (crash reading live packets) as well > as wnpa-sec-2011-14 (by only reading a packet trace file) - in the > latter, analysis of a packet trace could be hampered/delayed because the > investigator can't use the product without it crashing. > > Wireshark does not get any more "preference" than any other tool, except > indirectly because it gets more attention. > I wasn't thinking in the sense of live monitoring. You're right of course, which also means previous crash IDs were needed. Sorry for the confusion. Thanks. -- JB
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