Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2011 17:53:50 -0400 From: Michael Gilbert <michael.s.gilbert@...il.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Closed list akuster wrote: > > > On 04/06/2011 06:57 AM, Solar Designer wrote: > > On Wed, Apr 06, 2011 at 06:26:01AM -1000, akuster wrote: > >> Please subscribe me to the new list. I was a vendor-sec subscriber for > >> MontaVista Software. > >> > >> pub 4096R/AEB9ED8D 2011-04-06 [expires: 2016-4-4] > >> uid Armin Kuster <akuster@...sta.com> > >> Fingerprint D51D 9911 B1C7 F763 9F82 F19F 7F75 7295 AEB9 ED8D > > > > Looks like you forgot to make this public key available. Please provide > > it to me and I'll subscribe you. > > I hit one server, guess I need to hit them all. Please try again with > same key. > > > > > While we're at it, the MontaVista Software entry at: > > > > http://oss-security.openwall.org/wiki/vendors#montavista-software-llc > > > > says: "The process for distribution of security advisories is currently > > under discussion." Perhaps this has already been discussed and decided > > upon? If so, please update the wiki page with specific link(s) to your > > security advisories, updates, relevant mailing list archive - or > > whatever you have. > > Our advisories are via a paid subscription service so they are not public. > > Without this info, it is unclear whether you would > > be making timely intended use of the advance notifications or not. > > Our customers require vulnerabilities to be addressed in a timely manner. > > will revisit the wiki issue soon. I'm not if sure anything has come of this request, but I hope closed vendors like this get rejected. Non-public advisories are anathema to the open source philosophy. You have to ask the question: what is the point of their participation in an oss list if they don't intend to disclose anything? Best wishes, Mike
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