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Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:18:57 -0600
From: Kurt Seifried <>
        Assign a CVE Identifier <>
Subject: Re: Re: CVE Request: Arbitary Code Execution in Apache
 Spark Cluster

You should probably CC if you're going to pass the
decision to them rather then relying on a third party to do it (e.g.
positive control vs. "well I hope someone told them").

On 04/16/2015 04:05 PM, wrote:
> As far as we can tell, the essence of your report is related to:
>   Property Name: spark.authenticate
>   Default: false
>   Meaning: Whether Spark authenticates its internal connections.
> If a user downloads spark-1.3.0.tgz, they will find a with:
>   Please refer to the [Configuration guide]
>   (
>   in the online documentation for an overview on how to configure
>   Spark.
> Also, because the product is advertised as a "general-purpose cluster
> computing system," we think that downloaders would typically have some
> experience in system or network administration, and should be able to
> recognize whether a trusted network exists for all "internal
> connections."
> It's conceivable that the documentation should be expanded to further
> discuss the risks of the default spark.authenticate value. MITRE is
> not going to assign a CVE ID for this. It is a judgment call for the
> upstream vendor. Because the upstream vendor has a process for
> assigning CVE IDs, we feel it would be simplest and best here to use
> that process, even if it is often not used in cases of publicly known
> vulnerabilities. See the address on the
> page. It's their
> decision on how to proceed.

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