Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2012 18:37:43 +0000 From: Tim Brown <tmb@...35.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Cc: Mark Stanislav <mark.stanislav@...il.com>, "Adam D. Barratt" <adam@...m-barratt.org.uk>, Kurt Seifried <kseifried@...hat.com> Subject: Re: CVE Requests On Friday 16 Mar 2012 16:11:04 Mark Stanislav wrote: > All points being made are very much valid and I certainly understand how > contextually oss-sec may be used to allocation requests under different > circumstances. > > So here's my situation, I'm up for suggestions (of which, "wait longer", is > perfectly viable!)... > > 1) March 1st, I sent 2 of these CVEs over to Steve Christy at MITRE who had > previously allocated 9 prior CVEs in a day or two generally > 2) March 8th, after not hearing back from Steve, I contacted > cve@...redirectly with all 5 > 3) March 15th, after not hearing back from MITRE, I contacted Kurt off list > as I've noted his helpfulness doing allocations > 3a) Kurt pointed me to email the list, rather than him directly (which is > perfectly fine, but perhaps not the context I was aiming for initially) Josh Bressers (Josh, correct me if I'm using your name in vain) used to be quite happy to assign CVEs for undisclosed (embargoed) F/OSS issues providing details were forthcoming with the request. If Josh is no longer able to fulfil that role due to a change of circumstance at Redhat it would be nice if someone stepped into the breach - be that Redhat, Debian or one of the other CNAs. There is definately a place for "disclosed to project, being/been fixed, not public - can I have a CVE?" without deferring to the distros list or MITRE - most of the time projects can respond in a timely fashion, so a minimum effort approach is ideal. As an aside, the public address for MITRE on the web site is wrong AFAIK. Quoting Steve Christey: "Apologies for the delay. In the future, please use cve-assign@...re.org for requests related to CVE reservation." From last time I went to MITRE (for a closed source product). Tim -- Tim Brown <mailto:tmb@...35.com> Download attachment "signature.asc " of type "application/pgp-signature" (837 bytes)
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