Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2012 23:26:40 +0400 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Cc: coley@...re.org Subject: CVE id assignment dates Hi, It appears that many people are confused by and concerned about the "Assigned" dates on CVE ids, not being aware that these dates often (or even all the time?) merely reflect the assignment of a CVE id pool to a CNA, normally before the actual vulnerabilities are discovered. For example, CVE-2012-0056 shows "Assigned (20111207)" - so someone wrongly thought that this meant that kernel developers or whoever sat on this bug for 1.5 months. I think cve.mitre.org web pages need to provide an explanation right next to these dates or not show the dates. Alexander
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