Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2011 05:36:55 -1000 From: akuster <akuster@...sta.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com CC: Josh Bressers <bressers@...hat.com> Subject: Re: Closed list On 04/11/2011 09:57 AM, Josh Bressers wrote: > ----- Original Message ----- >> >> Postponed. I'd like to see any support for you getting onto the Linux >> distros security contacts list, with reasoning, or/and any other >> suggestions on what to do in this case. Josh - what do you think (as >> someone who advocated the setup of a vendor-sec replacement)? >> > > My initial thought is that a vendor without public advisories is a > liability. Then we has been a liability to vendor-sec ever since we first got accepted way-back-when. My apologies. > > I don't want to get into the politics of not publishing your advisories, (I don't either) > but at the same time, public information such as this is all we have to > measure if a vendor is using the information at hand. Agreed. > I'm happy to draw a line in the sand and make public advisories a mandatory > requirement. If anyone disagrees, please speak up. This is my personal > opinion, other viewpoints are welcome. So publicly available advisories are a requirement. What about access to the patches? Is there somewhere I can point my management to that defines these new requirements or is this too soon? Mahalo, Armin
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