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Date: Wed, 29 Feb 2012 17:01:33 +0100
From: Marcus Meissner <>
Cc: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: Re: CVE Request (minor) -- osc: Improper sanitization of terminal emulator escape sequences when displaying build log and build status

On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 04:21:20PM -0700, Kurt Seifried wrote:
> On 02/28/2012 03:44 PM, Marcus Meissner wrote:
> > On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 06:56:52PM +0100, Jan Lieskovsky wrote:
> > I am not fully convinced it needs a CVE.
> > 
> > It basically boils down to the old "logfile with content that might be controlled
> > by an attacker pasted raw to a terminal" issue.
> Aren't these generally covered?
> CVE-2010-3928
> CVE-2010-2713
> CVE-2009-4487
> "without sanitizing non-printable characters" and so on.

Hmm yes.

So I would say yes to a CVE id. Please assign.

> > There is some more control on the person who builds a specific package what is output
> > thant there usually is in logfiles though.
> > 
> > A rogue server is unlikely, however a malicious packager could echo "bad escape code"
> > in his build and then ask for help on our IRC channels or mailinglists with package Y on project X.
> > (anyone can create an account and build packages ... and asking for help is not uncommon)
> > e.g. with "look at logfile with: 'osc buildlog home:user foopackage standard i586'.)

Ciao, Marcus

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