Date: Wed, 04 Jan 2012 13:50:47 -0700 From: Kurt Seifried <kseifrie@...hat.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com CC: "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org>, Moritz Muehlenhoff <jmm@...ian.org>, Craig Barratt <cbarratt@...rs.sourceforge.net>, cve-assign@...re.org, security@...ntu.com Subject: Re: CVE Request: Security issue in backuppc On 01/04/2012 11:11 AM, Steven M. Christey wrote: > > All, > > A new CVE is needed for this. The new variant SHOULD receive a new > CVE because there's a different researcher (specifically, Jamie) and > effectively a different version (probably upstream; also, many distros > may have already fixed the original CVE-2011-3361). > > Blame the CVE content-decision documentation (and me, its author). > The current version can cause confusion, people can interpret it in > different ways, plus there are gaps. It needs some serious > restructuring. (This is why the document's not public.) > > Kurt (and other CNAs): the documentation problem is that ADT4 says > "MERGE", which seems to imply that you should stop, but really you > should continue to ADT5, which is about splitting based on different > researchers. ADT4 is there to explicitly cover places where somebody > might reasonably feel like splitting, but CVE does not. There are > also a couple other decision points that aren't documented yet. You > should generally fall through *all* the decision points, not just the > first point that suggests split/merge/consult. That is, all of ADT1 > through ADT5 should be examined when deciding how to group issues. > > - Steve Ahhh.. I sort of wondered about that but never thought to ask. Derp! You should probably update that document and post it prominently somewhere, I know it has helped me a lot. -- -- Kurt Seifried / Red Hat Security Response Team
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