Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2012 16:02:54 -0500 From: Marc Deslauriers <marc.deslauriers@...onical.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: distros & linux-distros embargo period and message format On Thu, 2012-02-02 at 00:54 +0400, Solar Designer wrote: > On Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 01:44:45PM +0400, Solar Designer wrote: > > 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." > > I've just revised the last sentence above to say "In fact, embargo > periods shorter than 7 days are preferable." > > Can we possibly afford to change the maximum to 7 to 11 days (depending > on day of week)? That is, 7 days is the standard maximum, up to 11 days > is possible if the issue is reported on a Thursday or a Friday (only in > these two cases). I am for this change (in both my list member for > Openwall and my list admin capacity). What about others? A week is a pretty short delay to prepare updates and perform the necessary QA to get an issue out on time. Why are you pushing to get the maximum reduced? > (In fact, I'd prefer an even shorter maximum, but I am proposing what I > think has a chance to be approved by others without making the list a > lot less useful to them.) Reducing the maximum will just result in having everyone miss the embargo date and putting users at risk. Marc.
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