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Date: Sat, 21 Mar 2015 20:27:40 -0600
From: Kurt Seifried <>
CC: Assign a CVE Identifier <>
Subject: Re: CVE for Kali Linux

On 03/21/2015 08:04 PM, Justin Steven wrote:
> Kali, like its upstream (Debian), signs packages using gpg.
> Kali provides sha1sums over https at their site to verify the .iso
> download, as well as providing gpg signatures for .iso files
> --
> Justin

So I guess we enter uncharted territory here. So my thought is this:

Vendor has front page that recommends doing something completely insane
and insecure (http/md5s/etc.). On the back end (good lucking finding
this) vendor does something sort of secure (gpg signing of packages, no
clue if key distribution is secure) but this is not really documented well.

Does this win a CVE or not? I personally think yes, yes it does.

Mitre as always is the final arbiter of what is cool. I mean what is a CVE.

Kurt Seifried -- Red Hat -- Product Security -- Cloud
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