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Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2015 08:54:29 -0700
From: Anthony Liguori <>
Subject: Re: membership request to the closed linux-distros
 security mailing list

On Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 8:50 AM, Stuart Henderson <> 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.


Anthony Liguori

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