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Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2011 06:51:02 -1000
From: akuster <akuster@...sta.com>
To: Dan Rosenberg <dan.j.rosenberg@...il.com>
CC: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com, Josh Bressers <bressers@...hat.com>
Subject: Re: Closed list


Dan,

I personally want a public list but its more of an internal Company
philosophy / process issue and more importantly what our customers
think. There could even be contractual issues involved.

If one would look at our customer list, I think one could indirectly
determine that we would have to provide security fixes (
http://mvista.com/customers.php ).

How do I meet the requirement of "Proof"?

- Armin


On 04/13/2011 06:19 AM, Dan Rosenberg wrote:
> Hi Armin,
> 
>> What method of proving this would be acceptable? screen shot, temporary
>> access to our site, public list or other?
>>
> 
> I'm confused why you think posting an advisory publicly would somehow
> put your customers in any sort of additional danger.  All of the
> vulnerabilities you would be fixing are certain to have public
> advisories for other distributions, so it seems obvious that your
> customers would be affected also.  It's not as though your advisories
> are the only indication to an attacker that your customers are
> vulnerable.
> 
> Regards,
> Dan

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