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Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2016 18:02:40 +0000
From: Holger Levsen <holger@...er-acht.org>
To: cve-assign@...re.org
Cc: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: CVE request: mat doesn't remove metadata in embedded images in
 PDFs

On Thu, Jun 02, 2016 at 12:21:34PM -0400, cve-assign@...re.org wrote:
> We think you mean that a CVE ID can exist with the rationale of:
> 
>   - as of version 0.7, there will be a required security update in
>     which the embedded-in-a-PDF security problem is resolved
> 
>   - the CVE ID is needed to tag that required security update
> 
>   - as of version 0.7, the https://mat.boum.org/ text may be changed
>     from "images embedded inside PDF may not be cleaned" to something
>     like "images embedded inside complex documents may not be cleaned,
>     but users can rely on cleaning in the specific case of PDF
>     documents"
> 
> Does that match your intention for the CVE ID?

yes.

Though I disagree with the 3rd paragraph a bit, I don't think it's that
hard to recursivly process files, eg both
https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/strip-nondeterminism (in perl) and
https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/diffoscope (in python) do that.


-- 
cheers,
	Holger

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