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Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2015 11:05:50 +1100
From: Michael Samuel <>
Subject: Re: Another Python app (rhn-setup: rhnreg_ks) not
 checking hostnames in certs properly CVE-2015-1777

Hi Kurt,

Your corporate pissing match with Oracle is not helpful.

On 11 March 2015 at 02:56, Kurt Seifried <> wrote:
> 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).

I proposed this in the context of me giving up reporting these sorts of bugs
to RedHat (go search my BZ account), and frankly since you don't have
the resources to perform simple tests against your main products (RHEV,
Satellite, RHN), then a blanket solution seems reasonable.

> 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.

It's not a problem because nobody's looking.  Holy crap, just look at
Satellite 6 and tell me you think that product doesn't need more than an


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