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Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2012 11:12:39 +1300
From: Matthieu Aubry <>
To: Kurt Seifried <>
Cc:, Hanno Böck <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: XSS in piwik before 1.9

> I hate to break it to you but I did a quick file diff and the XSS
> stuff is pretty easy to spot. Any attacker who wants to find the
> vulnerability will, quickly. Not giving out information really only
> harms the people that actually benefit from knowing (e.g. your users
> and vendors, it's just one more thing to figure out).\

We know and understand how diff work, remember that we are building a major
open source software? So yes we are fully aware how easy it is to find XSS
by doing a diff...

We disagree that giving out exploits and more info about the hacks, will
help security and our users : it will NOT.
Supporting researchers to find security bugs in open source projects,
however has helped us a lot:

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