Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 21:20:54 +0200 From: Hanno Böck <hanno@...eck.de> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: CVE request: cmsmadesimple before 1.11.8 / bad upstream behaviour vs. CVE assignment Hi, I want to request a CVE, but also start some discussion about how to handle such issues. The release notes for cmsmadesimple 1.11.8 mention a security issue: http://www.cmsmadesimple.org/announcing-cmsms-1-11-8-fioreana/ "This release brings a few minor features, some performance improvements, documentation improvements, a Smarty upgrade, and a number of bug fixes (including a minor security issue)." Now, this is all the information you get. Nothing about the kind of security issue, let alone a bug nr or commit. The question is: What do we do with such shitty upstream behaviour? Last time I reported something alike I was told that I should provide more info. The question is: How? Sure, I could diff the release to the release before or try to find some repository and read all the commits in the timeframe. But I'm not getting paid for this, I merely want to improve overall security of free software voluntarily. So how will we proceed with such stuff? In the past, we often had "CVE for unknown security issue in xxx"-alike assignments. cu, -- Hanno Böck http://hboeck.de/ mail/jabber: hanno@...eck.de GPG: BBB51E42 Download attachment "signature.asc" of type "application/pgp-signature" (837 bytes)
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