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Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2013 11:43:19 +1300
From: Matthew Daley <mattd@...fuzz.com>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Cc: Xen-devel <xen-devel@...ts.xen.org>, "Xen.org security team" <security@....org>
Subject: Re: Re: Xen Security Advisory 82 (CVE-2013-6885) -
 Guest triggerable AMD CPU erratum may cause host hang

On Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 7:16 AM, Kurt Seifried <kseifried@...hat.com> wrote:
> On 12/02/2013 10:22 AM, Ian Jackson wrote:
>> * Should the Xen Project security te4am have treated this issue
>> with an embargo at all, given that the flaw itself was public ?
>
> I would say this depends on the level of public disclosure. For
> example from "upstream" (AMD) there was a very limited disclosure (no
> public announcement I'm aware of) and just some notes in a single PDF.
> However this was also made public via the person who found it and then
> picked up by ZDnet in an article, so I would personally count that as
> quite public.

Can you post a link to this ZDnet article? I don't think it can be the
one linked in the CVE description itself, because that talks about a
different, earlier bug IIUC; I privately asked Matt Dillon, who
discovered Errata 721, and he agreed that this CVE talks about a
different (but maybe related) Errata, #793.

- Matthew

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