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Re: (maybe) CVE request: libvpx before 1.0 crasher
From: Kurt Seifried <kseifried () redhat com>
Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2012 22:32:15 -0700

On 01/28/2012 06:39 AM, Hanno Böck wrote:
libvpx (webm library) has released a new version that fixes a
crasher bug: 
http://blog.webmproject.org/2012/01/vp8-codec-sdk-duclair-released.html

 I'm not 100% sure if and in what situation crash bugs qualify as 
security issues.

However, I tend to think that this one does. libvpx is used in
browsers and crashing browsers seems an issue to me. Also, it could
be used to crash automatic media re-encoding-services (e.g.
backends of video websites like youtube).

So I'd request a CVE.


Yeah generally speaking crashes in file parsers used by other
applications (especially web browsers =) are generally a problem (I'd
be pretty annoyed to lose 40 tabs all at once).

Please use CVE-2012-0823 for this issue.

-- 
Kurt Seifried Red Hat Security Response Team (SRT)


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