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Date: Fri, 14 May 2010 00:35:43 -0500
From: Marsh Ray <marsh@...endedsubset.com>
To: paul.szabo@...ney.edu.au
Cc: full-disclosure@...ts.grok.org.uk
Subject: Re: Mathematica on Linux
	/tmp/MathLink	vulnerability

On 5/14/2010 12:16 AM, paul.szabo@...ney.edu.au wrote:
> Dear Henri,
> 
>> Have you requested CVE-identifier for this?
> 
> No, sorry, do not know how to do. Was hoping that Wolfram would quickly
> (and "silently") fix the issue; otherwise maybe they can (must?) do.

I reported similar badness in some Intel tools for Linux. Their incident
response has been engaged, but I don't think either of us has requested
a CVE at this point.

Questions for the group:

A. Does anyone think there would be much gained by me requesting (or
insisting on) a CVE number?

B. Does anybody actually care about local escalations any more, or is
everyone just expected to have their very own personal virtual private
cloud for a security boundary?

Thanks,

- Marsh

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