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Re: Google Chrome Browser Vulnerability
From: Shyaam <shyaam () gmail com>
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2008 20:04:34 -0400

This is an out of bounds memory read that crashes the browser. It
is a major exaggeration to call this a vulnerability, especially
considering this is a beta browser. Not that others haven't already
said it, but people never seem to learn that a browser crash is a
stability issue, not a security issue.


This is a healthy discussion. This topic leads to a very good question. When
do we call a bug as a vulnerability and when does an issue really turn out
to be a security issue. When we have memory index out of bound error or when
we have a OS level code having a out of bound memory error or when we
reference an index value that doesn't exist  or in many other cases, we do
reference it as a vulnerability.

So, in such cases where simple bugs and vulnerabilities overlap, is it not
good to call it a vulnerability and correct it rather than downgrading from
what it should be. I am not saying anything pertaining to this situation or
redb0ne's email. It is a really good topic to discuss about. Like what
redb0ne has mentioned, we always have 2 subsets. Common bugs that are not
security related and something that is a security issue. And the overlap in
these two would be bugs that leads to vulnerabilities.

Let me know if I am missing something or if you guys know some materials
where I can learn such missing gaps. My sincere apologies if this email
sounded stupid.

Shyaam








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