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Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2012 18:41:22 +0200
From: Moritz Muehlenhoff <>
Cc: "Steven M. Christey" <>,,
	David Tardon <>, Miklos Vajna <>,
	Carlo Di Dato <>
Subject: Re: Re: [Officesecurity] CVE Request (minor) --
	LibreOffice (X >= v3.5.0): DoS (excessive CPU use) in the RTF

On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 01:33:07PM +0100, Caolán McNamara wrote:
> > [8] ('DoS PoC')
> > 
> > This one (on LibreOffice >= v.3.5.0 using the new RTF tokenizer implementation)
> > truly leads to denial of service (excessive CPU consumption and hang) while
> > trying to process that RTF file. So this case might be applicable
> > for CVE-2012-* identifier assignment.
> Dunno about this, I mean if we're going to go around assigning CVEs to
> every busy-hang we'd be knee deep in CVEs by the end of a week.

I agree. For an application profile such as an office suite handing out CVE
IDs to crash/CPU overload bug w/o potential of code injection is a waste
of time and impractical.


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