Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2015 09:05:13 -0700 From: Anthony Liguori <anthony@...emonkey.ws> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: membership request to the closed linux-distros security mailing list On Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 8:55 AM, Marcus Meissner <meissner@...e.de> wrote: > On Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 08:54:29AM -0700, Anthony Liguori wrote: >> On Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 8:50 AM, Stuart Henderson <stu@...cehopper.org> wrote: >> > On 2015/03/20 08:16, Anthony Liguori wrote: >> >> >> >> I think the alternative is to formalize what already appears to be the >> >> existing practice: disclose distros@ on the existence of a >> >> vulnerability but require direct contact for the details of the >> >> vulnerability if the submitter/upstream thinks the impact is high. >> > >> > Are private lists even needed if this policy is taken? >> >> I think there's a lot of value in being able to just send a low-medium >> impact issue to a single list of groups that have gone through some >> level of vetting without needing to respond directly to individuals >> and making value judgements. >> >> I also think it's helpful to have a single point of contact so that an >> upstream isn't dealing with 10 different people from a single >> organization asking for details. > > Why not just publishing a low - medium impact vulnerability directly? Upstreams are already free to do this, no? If an upstream reporter sends to distros@ or another forum, they have already made that risk/reward trade-off. Regards, Anthony Liguori
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