Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2010 13:57:50 -0700 From: Vincent Danen <vdanen@...hat.com> To: "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org> Cc: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: CVE-2009-3297 samba/ncpfs/fuse issues granted individual 2010 CVE names? * [2010-03-02 13:52:05 -0700] Vincent Danen wrote: >Hi, Steve. I'm confused about these three CVEs, particularly since >CVE-2009-3297 was assigned to this issue (I suppose it would be more >correct to have 3 CVEs for the issue, but I'm not sure then why >CVE-2009-3297 was completely ignored unless you intend for it to be not >used/duplicated to one of these?). > >I'm also confused on using a 2010-based name since our bugzilla entry is >dated 2009-11-04, and Samba upstream has their reported dated >2009-10-28, so these should have received 2009-based names. > >We've used CVE-2009-3297 all over the place so it's pretty hard to miss. >Looking at the references just for the samba issue (your CVE-2010-0787), >all of the references except the git commits refer to CVE-2009-3297. > >Can you clarify why this was done? CC'ing oss-security in case anyone >else has noticed this as well. Gah! Sorry, I missed this other bit because I was looking on the website and CVE-2009-3297 still says "** RESERVED **", but: > Name: CVE-2009-3297 > URL: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3297 > > ** REJECT ** > > DO NOT USE THIS CANDIDATE NUMBER. ConsultIDs: CVE-2010-0787, > CVE-2010-0788, CVE-2010-0789. Reason: this candidate was intended for > one issue in Samba, but it was used for multiple distinct issues, > including one in FUSE and one in ncpfs. Notes: All CVE users should > consult CVE-2010-0787 (Samba), CVE-2010-0788 (ncpfs), and > CVE-2010-0789 (FUSE) to determine which ID is appropriate. All > references and descriptions in this candidate have been removed to > prevent accidental usage. Sorry for the extra noise, but I am still curious as to why the decision was made to reject CVE-2009-3297 instead of just indicating it should have been only used for samba and had the other 2 assigned individually? -- Vincent Danen / Red Hat Security Response Team
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