Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2011 13:47:29 +0000 From: Zeev Suraski <zeev@...d.com> To: Pierre Joye <pierre.php@...il.com> CC: Vincent Danen <vdanen@...hat.com>, "oss-security@...ts.openwall.com" <oss-security@...ts.openwall.com>, "security@....net" <security@....net>, Stas Malyshev <smalyshev@...arcrm.com> Subject: RE: CVE request: is_a() function may allow arbitrary code execution in PHP 5.3.7/5.3.8 > -----Original Message----- > From: Pierre Joye [mailto:pierre.php@...il.com] > Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2011 12:02 PM > To: Stas Malyshev > Cc: Vincent Danen; oss-security@...ts.openwall.com; security@....net > Subject: Re: CVE request: is_a() function may allow arbitrary code execution > in PHP 5.3.7/5.3.8 > > hi Stas, > > I tend to disagree here. One of the CVE goal is not about declaring one or the > other guilty of bad practice(s) but about informing users about security issues > in the software they use and how to act correctly to fix these issues. There aren't any security issues in PHP in that context. Assigning a CVE to PHP in that context would create the impression that there is indeed an issue in PHP here. It's not a matter of who's 'guilty' in terms of positioning - but in terms of where the actual security issue resides. And it does not reside in PHP. So I agree with Stas, it doesn't make sense to have a CVE here. Otherwise, almost every change we make, including bug fixes, could somehow result in some faulty piece of code somewhere becoming vulnerable to something. Zeev
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