Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2013 10:40:37 +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 Am 05.03.2013 10:27, schrieb Thomas Biege: > 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. After reading it again, that is what you already meant. Thomas > > 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/ iQEcBAEBAgAGBQJRNb2VAAoJEJqHoVJVjr8DF/cIAIuKAHu5Z8ZklZA5PZA469I9 jWUid+XsdhDN6DGVMn2kGkujDmHEYW7Nz6iYKe+lDb3sEm/PlHGmcw+AWRQKSplQ inMyyL+NO2HBJq9NYCY6Tr+Jgn0jazM/4/xif40wexZNTnYMM35qL829ymEYZFj5 rm+DbthL50pY9WkZ1foqK/5BOIu4mvfkjgFZhpq1GUvUyZuWjABX0VCmeD3tETC9 WpsRhPbn/CDm9i+LA6Z7gtpBlWLAfnPhD2DpfM8PPfSnJCLyXkzVCtDBoC7kLvdK tHAJP3UxD1y+pArn5etD6VntcpcBaPLQv38H/tL/FFXbczegoMYVSzqmYOA/lPU= =E+/g -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
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