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Date: Tue,  7 Oct 2014 20:29:37 -0400 (EDT)
From: cve-assign@...re.org
To: kseifried@...hat.com
Cc: cve-assign@...re.org, oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: Discussion: information leakage from server and client software - CVE/hardening/other?

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> we could for example have challenged CVE-2011-4083 for example saying
> that it is useful to us

Our perspective is that, on balance, that's a preferable way to
proceed. Probably very few people outside of Red Hat would understand
whether "private entitlement keys" tend to cause problems for
customers. If you had a situation where:

  - disclosure of an entitlement key didn't matter much
    because the key is node-locked to the hardware of
    a specific customer

  and

  - bugs sometimes caused customers to have a wrong key

then you probably wouldn't want a third party obtaining a CVE ID based
on a guess that "entitlement key" seems roughly the same as sending
the full contents of the /root/.ssh directory.

- -- 
CVE assignment team, MITRE CVE Numbering Authority
M/S M300
202 Burlington Road, Bedford, MA 01730 USA
[ PGP key available through http://cve.mitre.org/cve/request_id.html ]
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