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Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2012 07:55:44 -0400 (EDT)
From: Josh Bressers <>
Cc: "Steven M. Christey" <>,
        Kurt Seifried <>
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.



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