Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2012 22:32:15 -0700 From: Kurt Seifried <kseifried@...hat.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com CC: Hanno Böck <hanno@...eck.de> Subject: Re: (maybe) CVE request: libvpx before 1.0 crasher On 01/28/2012 06:39 AM, Hanno Böck wrote: > libvpx (webm library) has released a new version that fixes a > crasher bug: > http://blog.webmproject.org/2012/01/vp8-codec-sdk-duclair-released.html > > I'm not 100% sure if and in what situation crash bugs qualify as > security issues. > > However, I tend to think that this one does. libvpx is used in > browsers and crashing browsers seems an issue to me. Also, it could > be used to crash automatic media re-encoding-services (e.g. > backends of video websites like youtube). > > So I'd request a CVE. > Yeah generally speaking crashes in file parsers used by other applications (especially web browsers =) are generally a problem (I'd be pretty annoyed to lose 40 tabs all at once). Please use CVE-2012-0823 for this issue. -- Kurt Seifried Red Hat Security Response Team (SRT)
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