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Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2010 13:01:18 -0500 (EST)
From: "Steven M. Christey" <>
To: Vincent Danen <>
cc: "Steven M. Christey" <>,
Subject: Re: CVE-2009-3297 samba/ncpfs/fuse issues granted individual 2010
 CVE names?

On Tue, 2 Mar 2010, Vincent Danen wrote:

> * [2010-03-02 13:05:28 -0500] via RT 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?).

Sorry about not informing oss-security when I did this; I meant to.

CVE-2009-3297 has been rejected since it was used heavily for multiple 
issues that should have been assigned separate entries.  People weren't 
just using CVE-2009-3297 for Samba, they were using it for fuse and 

This rejection has since been uploaded to the CVE site:

Along with the three new CVEs:

CVE-2010-0787 (Samba)
CVE-2010-0788 (ncpfs)
CVE-2010-0789 (FUSE)

I try very hard to avoid doing this kind of split (and REJECT) except when 
it seems like there will be a lot of confusion; I know how much work it is 
to clean these up in advisories and so on.  I recognize that many people 
have used CVE-2009-3297 for the Samba problem, but it's been used in 
DEBIAN:DSA-1989 for FUSE and FEDORA-2010-1145 for ncpfs, for example.  An 
administrator who thinks that "CVE-2009-3297 is fixed" might have solved 
the ncp issue but still be vulnerable to the Samba issue.

I had originally asked oss-security for clarification on this, without an 

(recognizing that I'm the most guilty party for not answering...) but 
other situations forced me to clear this out.

> 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.

I agree - this was an error on my part, so I apologize for the confusion.

- Steve

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