Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2013 02:34:18 +0200 From: Henri Salo <henri@...v.fi> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Cc: cve-assign@...re.org Subject: Re: CVE request: cmsmadesimple before 1.11.8 / bad upstream behaviour vs. CVE assignment On Mon, Oct 21, 2013 at 02:10:53PM -0600, Kurt Seifried wrote: > On 10/21/2013 01:20 PM, Hanno Böck wrote: > > 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, > > > > Yeah, maybe if we can incentivize this research, e.g. give people > credit or something, not for discovering the issue but for researching > it and posting the details/diff/whatever. In general if no details are > available unless there's some reason not to, I would generally hand > these over to Mitre to deal with. > > - -- > Kurt Seifried Red Hat Security Response Team (SRT) Can we get this assigned? Diff between 1.11.7 and 1.11.8: http://paste.nerv.fi/61005941.txt (too big for mailing list) --- Henri Salo Download attachment "signature.asc" of type "application/pgp-signature" (199 bytes)
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