Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2012 08:50:40 -0700 From: Kurt Seifried <kseifried@...hat.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com CC: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> Subject: Re: distros & linux-distros embargo period and message format On 01/20/2012 02:44 AM, Solar Designer wrote: > Hi, > > I've just updated the wiki page at: > > http://oss-security.openwall.org/wiki/mailing-lists/distros > > to state the following: > > "Please note that the maximum acceptable embargo period for issues > disclosed to these lists is 14 to 19 days, with embargoes longer than 14 > days (up to 19) allowed in case the issue is reported on a Thursday or a > Friday and the proposed coordinated disclosure date is thus adjusted to > fall on a Monday or (preferably) a Tuesday. Please do not ask for a > longer embargo. In fact, embargoes shorter than 14 days are preferable." > > Previously, the maximum was specified as 14 days unconditionally, but > frankly this started to fail in practice for the day-of-week reason - > so I've adjusted the policy as above (based on proposals from list > members). > > While at it, I've also added this clarification on the format of messages: > > "Speaking of encryption, the supported message formats are: plain > unencrypted messages, PGP/MIME (including with attachments), or inline > PGP. (In all of these cases, messages are distributed to list members > (re-)encrypted to their own keys.) However, manual PGP-encrypted > attachments are not supported (so if you want to attach file(s) to your > encrypted message, use PGP/MIME)." > > Alexander Why not just make it 10 business days with a note to be kind with respect to holidays (i.e. over the Xmas break for us North/South Americans and Europeans). Agreed for the message format. Might want to add a list of tools/etc. that do pgp/mime so there is less of an excuse to do it improperly. -- -- Kurt Seifried / Red Hat Security Response Team
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