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Date: Tue, 05 Jul 2011 20:30:57 +0800
From: Eugene Teo <>
CC: Solar Designer <>
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.


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