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Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2010 18:45:46 -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?

* [2010-03-03 13:01:18 -0500] Steven M. Christey wrote:

>On Tue, 2 Mar 2010, Vincent Danen wrote:
>
>>* [2010-03-02 13:05:28 -0500] nobody@...hat.com 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 others.

Ok, fair enough.  I thought that might have been the reason, but I was
unsure why we would drop CVE-2009-3297 altogether, but it makes sense.

>This rejection has since been uploaded to the CVE site:
>
>http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3297
>
>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 agree.  Fair enough.

>I had originally asked oss-security for clarification on this, 
>without an answer:
>
>http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2010/02/04/7
>
>(recognizing that I'm the most guilty party for not answering...) but 
>other situations forced me to clear this out.

Fair enough.  We probably should have replied to that as well.  =)

>>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.

Ok, no worries.  Certainly wouldn't want you to reject the 2010 names
for 2009 ones now.  =)

Thanks for the clarification.

-- 
Vincent Danen / Red Hat Security Response Team 

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