Date: Tue, 05 Jul 2011 20:30:57 +0800 From: Eugene Teo <eugene@...hat.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com CC: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> Subject: Re: vsftpd download backdoored On 07/05/2011 01:25 AM, Solar Designer wrote: > On Mon, Jul 04, 2011 at 06:56:57PM +0200, Moritz Muehlenhoff wrote: >> IIRC for such backdoored downloads CVE IDs were assigned in the past >> to properly track the status of distributions providing the affected >> piece of code. > > I suspect that no distributions provide the affected code this time. > So if affected distributions is the only reason for CVE ID assignment in > this case, it might make sense to postpone CVE ID allocation until we > learn of an affected distribution (which we probably won't). But with a CVE name, it is easier for people to refer to this issue, and also easier for distributions to publish an official statement. My two cents. Eugene
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