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Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:40:06 +0000
From: Ben Seri <>
To: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: Linux BlueBorne vulnerabilities

I agree. And I wish all vendors had such short time frames for releasing
Unfortunately this is not the case.

On top of this, it was unclear to us whether the linux-distros mailing list
would be able to coordinate the kernel patch, so we chose to contact both
lists, which required the 7 day embargo period.

In any case, we respect the need for a short embargo period, and in this
case we disclosed the issues 7 days prior to publication.


On Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 3:31 PM Solar Designer <> wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 12:28:11PM +0000, Ben Seri wrote:
> > Our thought is that since these issues affect multi vendors that are
> using
> > Linux, the longer the embargo period, the better chance there is a
> > coordinated patch goes out to as many users as possible once the embargo
> is
> > lifted.
> Indeed, but it's 2017, not 1997.  14 days is considered a long embargo
> period now.  Unnecessarily long embargoes hurt more than they help.
> Alexander

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