Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2011 04:07:15 +0000 From: "Menkhus, Mark (GSE Security HP SSRT)" <mark.menkhus@...com> To: "oss-security@...ts.openwall.com" <oss-security@...ts.openwall.com> Subject: RE: Vendor-sec hosting and future of closed lists Mike has an interesting idea, of opening the archives after a period of time. The embargoes in vendor-sec were typically weeks, but I don't recall the longest one. I too favor opening the vendor-sec archives after a while, maybe quarterly. Not being the one fixing the code for our kernel left me with little to immediately contribute, but I requested and coordinated with several folks who got vendor sec for HP. Likely, we would still want to be part of vendor-sec.new. Most importantly, we would be glad to restate our need to continue to participate based on the new ground rules of whomever administers the new vendor-sec. FWIW, I understand our largely silent participation in vendor-sec was annoying to folks looking at code, assessing risk, and suggesting fixes. If there is something we could contribute, I'll encourage us not to be as shy. -Mark Menkhus Hewlett Packard Software Security Response Team > -----Original Message----- > From: Mike O'Connor [mailto:mjo@...o.mi.org] > Sent: Monday, March 14, 2011 9:01 PM > To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com > Subject: Re: [oss-security] Vendor-sec hosting and future of closed > lists > > [catching up on older emails] > > :> > They do this already today, that's what security@...nel.org is > for, and > :> > it gets a bit of traffic like this every week. > :> > :> Is this list open to the public? It doesn't seem to be available on > :> http://vger.kernel.org/vger-lists.html. > : > :No, it is closed, as it should be as potential security problems are > :mailed there. You don't want that to be totally open, right? > > One suggestion I've made in the past is to have the list _archives_ be > open. So anything older than, say, a month is made public. That way, > folks can see how issues were disclosed, how decisions were reached, > etc. for old issues that are no longer under embargo. The way I see > it, if we don't publish the list archive on our own terms, miscreants > will get around to publishing it for us. > > -- > Michael J. O'Connor > mjo@...o.mi.org > =--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==- > -==--= > "Why make trillions when we could make... billions?" - > Dr. Evil Download attachment "smime.p7s" of type "application/x-pkcs7-signature" (4916 bytes)
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