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Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2013 11:20:44 -0700
From: Kurt Seifried <kseifried@...hat.com>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
CC: Raphael Geissert <geissert@...ian.org>
Subject: Re: CVE id request: busybox

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On 03/05/2013 06:30 AM, Raphael Geissert wrote:
> Hi Kurt,
> 
> On 4 March 2013 03:26, Kurt Seifried <kseifried@...hat.com> wrote: 
> [...]
>> I didn't say I;'m excluding them. I simply will require an
>> original source, in this case the year is probably wrong.
> 
> Not bikeshedding here, but sometimes those bug reports *are* the 
> original source. And with all due respect, it has happened before
> that you've asked for an "original source" (upstream commit or bug
> report) when there exists none. All it has lead is to the CVE
> request becoming stalled or even abandoned.

Then say so. Basically I don't want people making lazy requests and
forcing me to do the basic research.

> What can we do about it?
> 
> We already have a quite long list of issues without a CVE id and
> this is not good for anybody: 
> https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/data/fake-names

So research them and post the requests here, problem solved! It's not
like I'm unwilling to give out CVEs or something. I simply can't spend
an hour researching each one.

> (nb. some of the issues in the list might already have an id but
> the temporary entry hasn't been removed or it was decided that no
> id should be assigned)

And that's why I'm not going to deal with them myself, it would eat up
all my time. I need some help here in other words.

> Regards,

- -- 
Kurt Seifried Red Hat Security Response Team (SRT)
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