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Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:33:56 -0600
From: Kurt Seifried <>
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Subject: A new class of security vulns?

So in past we have had vulns around injection of terminal control
characters into log files:

However now I'm seeing flaws around printing/display of user data, e.g.
systems where a user can set their own name, but fills it with backspace
characters, so when an admin looks at the text record it is
mangled/shows something the attacker wants them to see and not the
"True" data.

An example of this is:

assuming there are no actual terminal escape sequences allowed, but just
backspace characters/etc, is this worthy of a CVE? Right now it
definitely allows manipulation of displayed data, and if an admin cuts
and pastes it would potentially be just the modified data, so I'm
thinking there is an integrity impact (not a very big one mind you), but
it's quite limited (at least as I understand the issue right now).

Kurt Seifried -- Red Hat -- Product Security -- Cloud
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