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Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2012 11:46:55 -0600
From: Kurt Seifried <>
CC: Solar Designer <>,
        Mark Stanislav <>
Subject: Re: CVE Requests

On 03/16/2012 09:53 AM, Solar Designer wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 12:20:37AM -0400, Mark Stanislav wrote:
>> None of the details of these issues have been publicly discussed or released as I am trying (without much success) to allocate a CVE prior to sending out a coordinated advisory including that identifier as I always have done and as the mitre site indicates to do.
>> There are no reference links to provide and I am not publicizing details on this list before the developer can be informed of the CVE.
>> I'm happy to take this off list as I am sure no one cares about any of this discussion

In which case you can ask for them on VS@ list where the issue will
remain embargoed. If the issue is so sensitive you cannot leak
details/etc then you need to contact Mitre directly (this will also
ensure no duplicates/etc.).

> No, please keep this on the list.  Discussions on how to handle
> vulnerability disclosure (including the CVE ID assignment step) are
> definitely on topic for oss-security.

Yes and I need to finish documenting this stuff (it's become obvious we
need to educate people on how the system works and why it works that
way, we're not insane, we have good reasons for doing it the way we do,
honest =).

> Thanks,
> Alexander
> (a moderator for oss-security)

Kurt Seifried Red Hat Security Response Team (SRT)

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