Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2010 23:49:29 +0100 From: Marcus Meissner <meissner@...e.de> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Linux kernel address leaks On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 10:04:06AM -0500, Jon Oberheide wrote: > On Tue, 2010-11-23 at 09:59 +0100, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote: > > On lun., 2010-11-22 at 18:54 -0500, Michael Gilbert wrote: > > > Oh, and if you get CVEs assigned, that kind of forces them to fix the > > > problem, right? > > > > > I'm not that sure (there are CVEs for issues considered too small by the > > developers involved, not only in Linux, which are still opened), and I'm > > not sure using CVE system for “blackmailing” is a good usage for that > > tool. > > I think calling it "blackmail" is a bit hyperbolic. Rather, it's simply > the next step in the vulnerability disclosure process: (1) research > reports vulnerability to vendor; (2) vendor refuses to fix > vulnerability; (3) research discloses vulnerability and requests CVE. > > Am I correct in assuming that it is acceptable procedure to assign CVEs > to unpatched vulnerabilities? CVE is just a directory index to vulnerabilites, regardless of fixed status ... so YES. Ciao, Marcus
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