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Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2012 14:41:38 -0400
From: Mark Stanislav <>
To: Tim Brown <>
	"Adam D. Barratt" <>, Kurt Seifried <>
Subject: Re: CVE Requests

On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 2:37 PM, Tim Brown <> wrote:

> 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
> - 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
> for requests related to CVE reservation."

Thank you, Tim. I've forwarded them over to that address instead.


> From last time I went to MITRE (for a closed source product).
> Tim
> --
> Tim Brown
> <>

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