Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2012 10:23:00 -0500 (EST) From: Jan Lieskovsky <jlieskov@...hat.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Cc: Reed Loden <reed@...dloden.com>, Steven Christey <coley@...re.org>, security@...library.com Subject: Re: YUI 2.x security issue regarding embedded SWF files -- or, How Not To Handle A Security Disclosure ----- Original Message ----- -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 On 11/04/2012 05:13 PM, Kurt Seifried wrote: >> On 11/04/2012 01:34 PM, Reed Loden wrote: >>> I haven't seen this posted at all, but it seems there's some >>> (major?) security issue regarding the SWF files embedded in YUI >>> 2. The YUI team has published a blog post regarding this problem >>> asking users to e-mail them for details. >> >>> http://www.yuiblog.com/blog/2012/10/30/security-announcement-swf-vulnerability-in-yui-2/ >> >>> The comments are a great read. Ryan Grove (former Yahoo! and >>> YUI core team guy) hits the point on the head regarding >>> disclosure handling of the issue. Apparently, some >>> people/companies have already been notified directly weeks ago, >>> and this is how the YUI team is continuing the disclosure process >>> by just asking projects to e-mail them instead of just releasing >>> the fix to the public at this stage. :/ >> >>> Might want to go ahead and get a CVE assigned to whatever this >>> issue is, and hope more details come out of this soon so YUI 2 >>> users can actually get patched instead of having to request >>> access to the fix... >> >>> ~reed (speaking only for himself) >> >> Have any CVE's been issued for this issue? I can't find any. More >> to the point does this kind of issue (is it a service strictly?) >> even get a CVE? Steve? > > Ok please use CVE-2012-5475 for this issue. > > Also can security@...library.com follow their disclosure policy listed > at and disclose the problem: Looks they already did:  http://www.yuiblog.com/blog/2012/11/05/post-mortem-swf-vulnerability-in-yui-2/  http://yuilibrary.com/support/20121030-vulnerability/ Thanks && Regards, Jan. -- Jan iankko Lieskovsky / Red Hat Security Response Team > > http://yuilibrary.com/security/ > > Disclosure of Security Issues > > If you've discovered a security flaw in one of our products, please > contact us. Expect to receive an acknowledgement quickly with the best > way to track your report's status. You'll have a direct contact at YUI > while we investigate. > > Since issues have varying impact, we ask for your patience while we > make sure everyone who uses our products is protected. We will > disclose a problem once it's confirmed and a resolution is available. > If a fix is required, our release will credit you for your discovery. > > > - -- > Kurt Seifried Red Hat Security Response Team (SRT) > PGP: 0x5E267993 A90B F995 7350 148F 66BF 7554 160D 4553 5E26 7993
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