Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2011 07:41:12 +0400 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: vsftpd download backdoored On Tue, Jul 05, 2011 at 08:30:57PM +0800, Eugene Teo wrote: > 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. Your reasoning makes sense to me. I have no objections to having a CVE ID assigned to this issue, but I have no idea what the policy is on such assignments. Alexander
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