Date: Tue, 07 Oct 2014 13:45:37 -0500 From: Bryan Drewery <bdrewery@...eBSD.org> To: Kohsuke Kawaguchi <kk@...suke.org> CC: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Security advisory in Jenkins On 10/3/2014 4:44 PM, Kohsuke Kawaguchi wrote: > We are still learning how we should handle vulnerabilities, so I'm sure > there's room for improvements. > > We have multiple release lines to which the fixes have to be released > simultaneously, and overall this overhead is significant. That's why we did > one massive release that contains all the fixes. > > Wrt CVE-2013-2186, a week ago we got a report from somebody that he did a > security scan and found that we are still using a vulnerable version of the > library to which CVE-2013-2186 is assigned. In this release we use a newer > version of the library that addresses the problem, and I thought it'd be > appropriate to raise a flag to the users that if they continue to use older > versions, they'd remain vulnerable to CVE-2013-2186. That's why it's in the > advisory. It is not because we sat on a report for more than a year. > > When you say the timeframe is especially concerning, perhaps you mean you > are concerned that we fail to notice this vulnerability in our library for > more than a year, and if so, you are of course right. Jenkins project has > gotten a long list of library dependencies, and I haven't found any > practical means to get notified when vulnerabilities are found in any one > of them. > I understand. Is there any practical way you could not bundle dependencies? Then it would not be a problem. I don't know enough about Java's build system to know if this is possible. -- Regards, Bryan Drewery Download attachment "signature.asc" of type "application/pgp-signature" (489 bytes)
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