Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2012 22:31:35 -0700 From: Kurt Seifried <kseifried@...hat.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com CC: Michael Gilbert <michael.s.gilbert@...il.com> Subject: Re: CVE id assignment dates On 01/23/2012 06:05 PM, Michael Gilbert wrote: > On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 3:04 PM, Steven M. Christey wrote: >> We do not publish any dates related to disclosure, patch, or vendor >> notification; interested parties can consult other databases that explicitly >> track this information, such as OSVDB. > > Just curious, why not? It seems like this kind of information would > be invaluable for researchers interested anthropological/statistical > studies of security vulnerabilities. > > Best wishes, > Mike If you'd like to do the work/research needed to nail these down I'm sure someone (I can't speak on behalf of Mitre) would accept the data, but speaking from experience (at iSIGHT/iDefense) it is a LOT of work in some cases (you start going down rabbit holes pretty quickly, things that appear simple often are not), so to do it consistently for all issues (even within a "small" group of packages or vendors) is a full time job for more than one person. -- -- Kurt Seifried / Red Hat Security Response Team
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