[Bug 720833] Re: *** NSPlugin Viewer runaway errors are causing .xsession-errors file to fill hard drive partition

Doug Morse dm at dougmorse.org
Thu Feb 17 18:20:10 UTC 2011


Hi Marc,

Certainly, and again I realize I was reporting something out-of-band (i.e., non-security).  I do hope you pass this report along to others within (or associated with) Canonical who handle higher-urgency, non-security matters, just as a "heads up" of a potential problem that might have adverse widescale impact.  Obviously, it's unclear at this point if the problem was a one-time occurrence (e.g., perhaps related to a particular website) or perhaps specific to something about my configuration, or in the worst case something about which you all are about to flooded with very unhappy users.  It's this latter possibility that I'm concerned about.  As for me, I can certainly handle this issue by just keeping an eye on my .xsession-error files and/or disable the Flash plugin and/or npviewer altogether if need be.  It's the less technical Ubuntu user who I'm concerned about who might suddenly find themselves with a full /home partition and suddenly and unexpectedly not be able to wor
 k and not understand why or what to do about it.  Best to be proactive about such things IMO.

Anyway, best regards and thanks for all you do!

Cheers,
Doug


On Thu, 17 Feb 2011 17:51:05 -0000 Marc Deslauriers <marc.deslauriers at canonical.com> wrote:
> 
> ----------------------- Original Message -----------------------
> 
> From: Marc Deslauriers <marc.deslauriers at canonical.com>
> To: dm at dougmorse.org
> Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2011 17:51:05 -0000
> Subject: [Bug 720833] Re: *** NSPlugin Viewer runaway errors are causing .xsession-errors file to fill hard drive partition
> 
> Thanks for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu
> better. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but this appears
> to be a "regular" (non-security) bug.  I have unmarked it as a security
> issue since this bug does not show evidence of allowing attackers to
> cross privilege boundaries nor directly cause loss of data/privacy.
> Please feel free to report any other bugs you may find.
> 
> ** Visibility changed to: Public
> 
> ** This bug is no longer flagged as a security vulnerability
> 
> ** Package changed: firefox (Ubuntu) => nspluginwrapper (Ubuntu)
>

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  *** NSPlugin Viewer runaway errors are causing .xsession-errors file
  to fill hard drive partition




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