Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2016 12:45:06 +0000 From: Steve Kemp <steve@...ve.org.uk> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: CVE-Request - GNU Awk. > Why should these get a CVE? As you state in one of your reports: > > > While I appreciate that passing untrusted code to gawk is not a > > common thing to do, I do not believe that it should be possible to > > trigger a segfault though. > > Why should that be considered a valid / safe use case at all? If > something makes awk run untrusted programs, there's code execution > problem already: While I suspect there is virtually no situation whereby a service would allow the upload/processing of arbitrary awk in the wild, I do believe that no (semi)valid program should terminate the intepreter with a segfault. That is the reason why I believe that that it is worthy of an identifier. Though I will avoid making future requests for similar issues if I'm alone in that belief! Steve -- http://www.steve.org.uk/
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