Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2013 10:27:32 +0100 From: Thomas Biege <thomas@...e.de> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: CVE id request: busybox -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Hi Kurt, Am 04.03.2013 03:26, schrieb Kurt Seifried: > On 03/03/2013 01:06 PM, Michael Gilbert wrote: >> On Sun, Mar 3, 2013 at 2:50 PM, Kurt Seifried wrote: >>> This actually raises a good point, due to Debian being a >>> secondary source in most cases (e.g. upstream has a bug report >>> which is then copied into Debian's bug tracker since Debian >>> ships it) the dates and sometimes information is wrong. > >> Aren't these problems true for any source whether it be primary, >> secondary, tertiary, or so on? > > Sorry yeah I should have been more clear. This goes for all the > major secondary sources (Debian, SUSE, etc.). I understand this. You provide a very valuable service for free here on the list and we should make as easy as possible for you to do your job. >>> I will no longer be issuing CVE's for issues brought up >>> through the Debian bugtracker without an original source to >>> back it up, otherwise more mistakes will happen which is not >>> good. > >> I don't understand the purpose of excluding an entire project's >> sources. Should redhat's bugzilla, gentoo, etc. also be >> excluded for the same reason? If not, why do they get special >> treatment? > > I didn't say I;'m excluding them. I simply will require an > original source, in this case the year is probably wrong. > >> Is there really a problem at all? The debian report included the >> upstream commit, so you had a link to a primary resource >> anyway. So, I think a simple solution to this 'problem' of >> secondary sources is follow them to the primary one? > > Yeah, and people can post them to the list. As stated before, I > assign a lot of CVEs. One minute extra per CVE is about 20 hours a > year. It adds up. So from now on I'll be needing original source > confirmation in the emails to oss-sec. Unfortunately this will neither reduce your work-load nor increase the speed. Every CVE request should state exactly the source of the issue instead. I believe that the frequent posters on this list have no problem doing this. Best, Thomas - -- Thomas Biege <thomas@...e.de>, Teamlead MaintenanceSecurity, CSSLP SUSE LINUX GmbH, GF: Jeff Hawn, Jennifer Guild, Felix Imendörffer, HRB 21284 (AG Nürnberg) - -- Wer aufhoert besser werden zu wollen, hoert auf gut zu sein. -- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.19 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird - http://www.enigmail.net/ iQEcBAEBAgAGBQJRNbqEAAoJEJqHoVJVjr8D8ugH/2I3nQcNGeVWHXRAVlplZyEq tsiAxWWizYeaQtpQ9jS/pG2bPS/TDg0rOgFJdaVdXhTNDO4Kge29i8mkL/VsKNGW 6O7GZQJodCuKFFHIKmcMy3G4VzRkyt9wTLUZnGHFWgn4cd73q+ODyE56AI+Sen7N pw9W807vgNLtXpHrJ+S8IzVW4bcyAQAe6ihUuxB9uR/JCWFxqPpMSLrxjsWbCuRJ U0wtJ3byDAQY0akMZ6T2Rt9OHF1VxiYGoyR+X5StJgpUWM+4em+akzQB8cpl8ZQq 3fkKBUdVMY6avLWjHWCL9GOcgIQTUigvqKJKocOnOg9YF6uYMJyoseoIlwrww5Y= =rHSx -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
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