Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2012 07:55:44 -0400 (EDT) From: Josh Bressers <bressers@...hat.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Cc: "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org>, Kurt Seifried <kseifried@...hat.com> Subject: Re: Strange CVE situation (at least one ID should come of this) > > That's not the same as a generic "don't use this." For this > CVE-2012-2400, there is a specific advisory from a specific vendor > telling customers to patch a vulnerability. It's "unspecified" all over > the place due to lack of details, so risk analysis is problematic, but > it's a statement of some kind of vulnerability in a specific version by an > authoritative source. > > Oracle and HP publish advisories like this on a regular basis. > This isn't meant to be a troll, it's a legitimate question. So if someone publishes an advisory stating "I have found a number of security flaws in product X." Would that get the same sort of CVE ID? I of course don't approve of such advisories, my curiosity is academic. Thanks. -- JB
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