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Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2023 10:19:58 -0700
From: Alan Coopersmith <>
Subject: Re: CVE-2023-31975: memory leak in yasm

On 6/20/23 23:45, Jeffrey Walton wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 20, 2023 at 6:49 PM Alan Coopersmith
> <> wrote:
>> is freaking out scanners
>> since it claims this bug has a CVSS of 9.8.
>>   From what I see at though, I can't
>> see any CVSS higher than 0.0 being relevant here and think the CVE should
>> be withdrawn.  Am I missing something here?  All I see is 2 objects of
>> 16 bytes each not being freed in the fraction of a second before the
>> command exits and automatically frees the memory - in a command the user
>> deliberately chooses to run, which runs as themselves with no raised
>> privileges, on an input file they provide, and which exits after processing
>> the file and doesn't hang around keeping that memory allocated - not a bit
>> of security risk at all there.  (Yes, it's a small bug and is good to fix,
>> but not to raise security alarms for.)
> Memory leaks on exit are par for the course in GNU software per
> .
> Nothing to see here, just move on.

This isn't a GNU program, but that doesn't matter here.  My argument
is still that this CVE should be revoked, and that this class of bug
shouldn't have CVEs issued.

         -Alan Coopersmith-       
          Oracle Solaris Engineering -

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