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Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2014 20:15:11 +0100
From: Krzysztof Kotowicz <>
To: "Nicholas Lemonias." <>
Subject: Re: Fwd: Google vulnerabilities with PoC

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2014-03-14 20:09 GMT+01:00 Nicholas Lemonias. <>:

> You are wrong, because we do have proof of concepts. If we didn't have
> them, then there would be no case.
> But if there are video clips, images demonstrating impact - in which case
> arbitrary file uploads (which is a write() call ) to a remote network, then
> it is a vulnerability. It is not about the bounty, but rather about not
> defying academic literature and widely recognised practise.
> Attacking the arguer, won't make the bug to go away.
> Best,
> Nicholas.
> On Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 7:01 PM, Krzysztof Kotowicz <
>> wrote:
>> Nicholas, seriously, just stop.
>> You have found an 'arbitrary file upload' in a file hosting service and
>> claim it is a serious vulnerability. With no proof that your 'arbitrary
>> file' is being used anywhere in any context that would lead to code
>> execution - on server or client side. You cite OWASP documents (which are
>> unrelated to the case), academia papers from 1975 just to find a reason
>> it's theoretically serious, not paying any attention to what service you're
>> actually attacking and what have you really achieved in that (which is
>> demonstrating a filtering weakness at best, low risk).
>> Everyone on this list so far explains why you're wrong, but you just
>> won't stop. So you start throwing out certificates, your academia
>> experience and your respected company. Then - name calling everyone else.
>> Seriously, it's just a good laugh for most of us.
>> Dude, please, just because you did not qualify for a bounty, there's no
>> point in launching a whole campaign like you are. You're essentially
>> following the path of Khalil Shreateh (the guy who posted on Zuckerberg FB
>> wall) - he DID find a vuln though. Do you really want that? Go ahead, start
>> a crowdsourcing campaign!
>> 2014-03-14 19:40 GMT+01:00 Nicholas Lemonias. <
>> >:
>>> We have many PoC's including video clips. We may upload for the security
>>> world to see.
>>> However, this is not the way to treat security vulnerabilities.
>>> Attacking the researcher and bringing you friends to do aswell, won't
>>> mitigate the problem.
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