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Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2012 14:46:04 +0100
From: Eric Leblond <>
Subject: Re: Attack on badly configured Netfilter-based


On Mon, 2012-02-27 at 05:25 +0400, Solar Designer wrote:
> Eugene, all -
> On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 09:19:59AM +0800, Eugene Teo wrote:
> > > this some months ago. I've also tried to contact the various CERT
> > > but they refused to handle the case or did not reply to my
> > > requests.
> > 
> > In future, if you tried to get help but you couldn't, feel free to
> > send us an email at linux-distros
> When referring people to the distros and linux-distros list, please
> always refer them to the wiki page:

Thanks, I will do that for sure.

I'm usually on the developer side and handling this case has been really
difficult for me. And I didn't do it well. Sorry for that.


> Specifically, we need to ensure that people read this first:
> "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 a Tuesday.  Please do not ask for a longer embargo.
> In fact, embargo periods shorter than 7 days are preferable."
> It appears that in this case this would actually be a problem - that is,
> based on your suggestion (if you somehow made it to Eric much earlier),
> Eric would post to the list e.g. in January and ask for the issue to be
> kept private until March - thereby violating the list's maximum embargo
> period.
> Thanks,
> Alexander

Eric Leblond 

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