Re: [Full-disclosure] Month of ActiveX Bug

Steven Adair wrote:
However, regardless of whether it results in remote code execution, I
don't think a DoS should necessarily be discounted as frivolous or
irrelevant. It might not rank up there with critical or high
vulnerabilities, but it is a vulnerability nonetheless.

The severity of a DOS is entirely context dependent. That's why
software users need to informed about the DOS so they can decide how
critical it is in their context. A home user who rarely uses an ActiveX
.ocx may consider a DOS of that feature negligible. If that ocx
(probably not a PowerPoint viewer) is used in controlling a catalytic
cracker, then a DOS is a lot more serious.


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