Date: Wed, 7 Aug 2013 22:22:24 -0400 From: Donald Stufft <donald@...fft.io> To: kseifried@...hat.com Cc: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com, Assign a CVE Identifier <cve-assign@...re.org> Subject: Re: Reserved CVE for pip On Aug 7, 2013, at 10:21 PM, Kurt Seifried <kseifried@...hat.com> 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 > > http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2013/03/22/10 but which > > shows up as RESERVED > > https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-1888. > > > > 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. > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Vulnerabilities_and_Exposures#Description > > 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 Content of type "text/html" skipped Download attachment "signature.asc" of type "application/pgp-signature" (802 bytes)
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