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Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:33:10 -0500
From: Jan Schaumann <>
Subject: Re: GHOST gethostbyname() heap overflow in glibc

Paul Pluzhnikov <> wrote:
> If I was supposed to cry alarm, I would have to cry alarm every time
> there is a buffer overflow in glibc, which doesn't seem very useful.

How about a general guideline along the lines of "if the commit message
says it fixes a vulnerability, reference the CVE; if no CVE can be
found, request one"?


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