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Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2013 07:49:59 +0100
From: Salvatore Bonaccorso <>
Cc: Florian Weimer <>,
Subject: Re: CVE request: Digest::SHA double free when using
 load subroutine

Hi Kurt and Florian

On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 10:37:59PM -0700, Kurt Seifried wrote:
> Hash: SHA1
> On 01/15/2013 12:37 PM, Florian Weimer wrote:
> > * Kurt Seifried:
> > 
> >> I'm not clear, how would an attacker exploit this? They'd need to
> >> be able to specify the file that gets hashed, and the file would
> >> have to be not present and would thus trigger the crash? Are
> >> there any real world examples of an affected application? (web
> >> based?)
> > 
> > My hunch is that this is just a bug, not a security issue.
> I'll leave it for now, if anyone comes up with a security impact/etc.
> let us know! (I bet this never happens, ah well =).

Thanks for your feedback on this.


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