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Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 22:47:14 +0100
From: Florian Weimer <>
Subject: Re: CVE-Request - bitbake

* Maxin John:

> Executing "bitbake -g -u depexp <package>" when DISPLAY is not
> properly set causes segfault and a denial of service (through OOM) via
> a crafted script.
> Bug Report URL:

I'm not sure if this is a security vulnerability in Bitbake.  It's a
build tool, right?  If the build jobs are not constraint externally,
the build commands could cause resource exhaustion in their own right,
I think.

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