Date: Fri, 04 Oct 2013 12:33:42 -0600 From: Kurt Seifried <kseifried@...hat.com> To: Pedro Ribeiro <pedrib@...il.com> CC: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com, Hanno Böck <hanno@...eck.de> Subject: Re: Re: CVE request - VLC 2.0.0 to 2.0.8 -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 On 10/04/2013 10:39 AM, Pedro Ribeiro wrote: > > On Oct 4, 2013 5:12 PM, "Kurt Seifried" <kseifried@...hat.com > <mailto:kseifried@...hat.com>> wrote: >> > On 10/04/2013 02:04 AM, Hanno Böck wrote: >> On Thu, 03 Oct 2013 22:32:12 -0600 Kurt Seifried >> <kseifried@...hat.com <mailto:kseifried@...hat.com>> wrote: > >>> Sorry forgot to reply. I'm not sure this is CVE worthy. In >>> general crash bugs in services are CVE worthy, but crashes in >>> client software are usually limited to things like email >>> clients or web browsers where there is a high potential for >>> processing untrusted data without much user interaction (e.g. >>> displaying some random email or web page) whre you also have >>> the potential to lose work (so there is an impact). > >>> In the case of VLC you load a nasty file, it crashes, you >>> don't do it again. There's not really any impact. You don't >>> lose any work. > >> VLC is used as a browser plugin and can also be embedded in >> other applications. (though I'm not aware if this can crash the >> whole browser with the modern sandboxing stuff browsers do) > > So if someone can test this and report back that'd be great and > then we can deal with the CVE depending on how this plays out. > > > Hi Kurt, > > Thanks for the feedback, I'll keep that in mind for the future > when requesting CVE's. I agree this is a minor issue, but because > there is an invalid memory I read I thought it was relevant. > > I tested with the browser plugin on the latest Firefox, and while > it crashes the plugin, it doesn't seem to crash the browser. > > As I said previously, I will continue to investigate whether I can > get some program control, but for now it's only a measly DoS. > > Regards Pedro > No problem, it's a fine line when it comes to client applications, but definitely if you start to see/strongly suspect code exec let me know and it'll get a CVE. - -- Kurt Seifried Red Hat Security Response Team (SRT) PGP: 0x5E267993 A90B F995 7350 148F 66BF 7554 160D 4553 5E26 7993 -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.14 (GNU/Linux) iQIcBAEBAgAGBQJSTwoGAAoJEBYNRVNeJnmTicwP/RIaXZx+UBvNZzNoHFPeA9n4 Yj4TiAS1qfJR0KF9gya5LoQB/HZ92/jfb9icX02lYhwfYsX/NT0t8G4I/W/YOd8Z eolM4tXofh6qvPWNcc/9CaAR8KGuAoCk4Hfn2T3gYaLa1JaGba/0akwk433RhHv+ tvC5y2gMiD+WRht6310UzuMlNIXvWYW2Vr/zUbx/cpj5C4emUyTJnTg9auydTHdX N74AmyRuEu7ZTgyXYurvV3wJaoIbyZCl+Qb4Ym6QU0m5e6DW9wEHmt7r8tWax0sJ xfLoI1rYjojq/DrwNSLkV+7ulQLfsmehKeDI3CUMLylYPr1AJnEjK4oSRBfoXEzl CqoeRaMQ/XeeZ77afSD9VqqHiTGsXbsLbX6U7WR5W06nDff3OUxEU65MMwuEqGSw V+zyFZjLoAfjI/mwETA31dXVhFF5gFVRSX5nc027ByyBCG8XnJm3Pj2YNZWdGvPb CyEL230t1/3hrZhEML4ybPTOsbXwVW9vQ85VtdipQslOAT6Qlg5GNsQDqTfFQQFC RieuvDx3KAq5FU5vnOM2A56NyDmFWttbocmkL9qbd9LLXF40ykqxe4kDG61Q8riu 016OtFxVWm6uok5zZ5o68R+2H53FfnnvzYYQ3Udr/4hXD/bpgccF6xjw7Bdyptub t5EnoGPz5J7bpoKfXWbh =E76z -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
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