Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2013 13:18:09 +0200 From: Marcus Meissner <meissner@...e.de> To: Kurt Seifried <kseifried@...hat.com> Cc: Alan Coopersmith <alan.coopersmith@...cle.com>, oss-security@...ts.openwall.com, Sebastian Krahmer <krahmer@...e.de>, security@...e.de Subject: Re: [security@...e.de] Re: Question about CVE for X!! DoS On Fri, Jul 05, 2013 at 11:12:22PM -0600, Kurt Seifried wrote: > On 07/05/2013 09:22 PM, Alan Coopersmith wrote: > > On 07/ 5/13 01:50 PM, Kurt Seifried wrote: > >> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 > >> > >> http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2013-07/msg00023.html > >> https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=815583 > >> > >> Lists no CVE? I assume it needs one, or did upstream handle > >> this? > > > > Upstream discussion, including reps from both Red Hat & SuSE, > > determined it didn't need a CVE, since it can only be triggered by > > a client authorized to connect to the Xserver (via xauth, xhost, > > etc.) and such a client, by design, can lock all other clients out > > from the server, kill clients, etc. > > > > It would be like wanting a CVE for the fact that another process > > running under your UID can kill your process. > > > > Not sure why SuSE decided to go ahead and release it as a security > > fix anyway - it's certainly a bug fix though. > > Yeah that's what had me confused. I would classify this as security > hardening (good to fix, but no trust boundary gets crossed), not a > security vulnerability. Was wondering if it had been found to be worse > or something. I checked this and we had opened a security bug as the bug initially arrived at xorg_security... We did not untag it for security so it went to our process with the incorrect tagging and no CVE. I see that we missed to record the follow up discussion which was probably the reason for that. Sorry for the confusion. Ciao, Marcus
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