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Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:56:55 +0800
From: Thuan Pham <>
To: Agostino Sarubbo <>
Subject: Re: CVE Request: multiple bugs found in BFD libraries
 and Binutils' utilities

Dear Agostino,
Thank you very much for your prompt reply. I will choose the suitable bugs
based on your advice and submit to MITRE directly.
Many thanks,

On Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 4:15 AM, Agostino Sarubbo <> wrote:

> On Friday 17 March 2017 00:58:05 Thuan Pham wrote:
> > Could you please check whether these bugs are suitable for CVEs?
> Thuan,
> thanks for sharing.
> Since few time the cve requests happens on
> instead
> of here.
> From some time of fuzz experience, from multiple cve requests and multiple
> feedback from mitre I'd say:
> - In any way you are able to crash a library, it needs a cve because it is
> supposed to receive multiple inputs.
> - Undefined behavior in a library also needs a cve.
> - while the bug is in a command line tool:
> 1) if it is a simple crash like fpe / segv, it is considered just an
> inconvenience.
> 2) if it is an overflow with read of size 1 is also considered an
> inconveniece
> unless you can demostrate any evidence of damage.
> The mentioned cases are not just an inconvenience unless there are common
> cases where you know that for example a webapp relies on this command line
> tool.
> 3) if it is an overflow with write access it should have a cve.
> @everyone, if you think it is wrong or I missed something feel free to
> correct
> me.
> --
> Agostino Sarubbo
> Gentoo Linux Developer

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