Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2015 16:39:05 +0000 From: Shachar Raindel <raindel@...lanox.com> To: Roland Dreier <roland@...estorage.com> CC: "oss-security@...ts.openwall.com" <oss-security@...ts.openwall.com>, "<linux-rdma@...r.kernel.org> (linux-rdma@...r.kernel.org)" <linux-rdma@...r.kernel.org>, "stable@...r.kernel.org" <stable@...r.kernel.org> Subject: RE: CVE-2014-8159 kernel: infiniband: uverbs: unprotected physical memory access > -----Original Message----- > From: Roland Dreier [mailto:roland@...estorage.com] > Sent: Thursday, April 02, 2015 7:33 PM > To: Shachar Raindel > Cc: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com; <linux-rdma@...r.kernel.org> > (linux-rdma@...r.kernel.org); stable@...r.kernel.org > Subject: Re: CVE-2014-8159 kernel: infiniband: uverbs: unprotected > physical memory access > > On Thu, Apr 2, 2015 at 12:52 AM, Shachar Raindel <raindel@...lanox.com> > wrote: > > This is a common practice in the security industry, called > > "responsible disclosure." > > > > Following the kernel security bugs policy , we reported it to > > the kernel security contacts few days before making the issue public. > > Few days after issue became public, we published a clear report to all > > of the relevant mailing lists. > > Isn't the point of responsible disclosure to delay disclosure until a > fix is in place? What's the point of sending a notification to the > kernel security team if you're going to disclose publicly before the > upstream kernel is fixed? > We delayed the disclosure until most major Linux vendors released a fix for the issue, give or take in synchronization. The Linux security contact list only guarantee secrecy for 7 days. We therefore contacted them only close to the date at which fixes were going to be released, to follow their expectations for period of time between contact and public disclosure. Thanks, --Shachar
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