Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2015 20:44:05 +0000 From: John Haxby <john.haxby@...cle.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Another Python app (rhn-setup: rhnreg_ks) not checking hostnames in certs properly CVE-2015-1777 > On 10 Mar 2015, at 15:56, Kurt Seifried <kseifried@...hat.com> wrote: > >> None of this, however, has anything to do with the matter at hand. If >> no one from Red Hat is unwilling to cooperate in getting a single >> backward-compatible resolution to incorporating PEP-466 into the >> distro python versions then perhaps someone else is. > > My experience is a lot of people propose a LOT of things on email lists, > but when it actually comes down to them doing the work, nothing happens > because quite often the people proposing the work don't have the > expertise or ability to do it. oss-security@ archives are littered with > such examples (e.g. the whole code audit thing). > > So it's not that I'm unwilling, I simply don't see why you need massive > corporate/community buy in at this point, premature optimization and all > that. Build a solution, or more than one solution and try them out, then > report back to oss-security@ with what works/doesn't work. In general > the best way to determine what the best solution is for a problem is to > try several solutions out. Prototype code and experimental data is worth > 1000 meetings. > > Come back to us with data/a working solution and then I'd be willing to > consider investing some time/energy into this, but until then this is > simply an experimental project that may not even be needed (who knows, > we don't because we're basically holding a useless meeting right now via > email). You’re not interested, that’s fine. jch
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