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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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