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Date: Wed, 7 Aug 2013 22:22:24 -0400
From: Donald Stufft <>
 Assign a CVE Identifier <>
Subject: Re: Reserved CVE for pip

On Aug 7, 2013, at 10:21 PM, Kurt Seifried <> wrote:

> Signed PGP part
> On 08/07/2013 11:20 AM, Donald Stufft wrote:
> > So I was researching pip's CVE's some more and I came across
> > CVE-2013-1888 which Kurt assigned
> > but which
> > shows up as RESERVED
> >
> > 
> > Can you fix this so it's not RESERVED Kurt?
> > 
> > ----------------- Donald Stufft PGP: 0x6E3CBCE93372DCFA // 7C6B
> > 7C5D 5E2B 6356 A926 F04F 6E3C BCE9 3372 DCFA
> > 
> Nope.
> Description
> This is a standardized text description of the issue(s). One common
> entry is:
> ** RESERVED ** This candidate has been reserved by an organization
> or individual that will use it when announcing a new security problem.
> When the candidate has been publicized, the details for this
> candidate will be provided.
> This means that the entry number has been reserved by Mitre for an
> issue or a CNA has reserved the number. So in the case where a CNA
> requests a block of CVE numbers in advance (e.g. Red Hat currently
> requests CVEs in blocks of 500) the CVE number will be marked as
> reserved even though the CVE itself may not be assigned by the CNA for
> some time. Until The CVE is assigned AND Mitre is made aware of it
> (e.g. the embargo passes and the issue is made public) AND Mitre has
> researched the issue and written a description of it entries will show
> up as "** RESERVED **".
> Mitre: can we consider changing the text to be more explanatory, I get
> requests for this constantly (people seem t think I run the database
> or something ;).
> - -- 
> Kurt Seifried Red Hat Security Response Team (SRT)
> PGP: 0x5E267993 A90B F995 7350 148F 66BF 7554 160D 4553 5E26 7993

I was asking you because you assigned the CVE in question ;)

Donald Stufft
PGP: 0x6E3CBCE93372DCFA // 7C6B 7C5D 5E2B 6356 A926 F04F 6E3C BCE9 3372 DCFA

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