Bug#407922: security tag

Loïc Minier lool at dooz.org
Tue Dec 4 09:20:59 UTC 2007

On Tue, Dec 04, 2007, Steffen Joeris wrote:
> I was just reading through the bugreport. Can you please elaborate, under 
> which circumstances a potential DoS can be performed? At the moment, the 
> whole issue does not sound very important, but I would like to wait for your 
> explanation :)

 My understanding is that a SEGV while playing a MPEG file is a
 potential security hole, as it can be exploited from videos on the web
 or similar.

 I didn't investigate whether this crash is exploitable.

Loïc Minier

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