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Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 23:20:04 -0700
From: Kurt Seifried <>
Subject: Re: Re: USBCreator D-Bus service

On 04/22/2015 07:34 PM, Marc Deslauriers wrote:
> On 2015-04-22 08:50 PM, Tavis Ormandy wrote:
>> On Wednesday, April 22, 2015, Seth Arnold <> wrote:
>>> On Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 03:04:23AM +0300, Solar Designer wrote:
>>>> Either way, it sounds weird to keep a low severity issue private.  Low
>>>> severity usually means not needing an embargo in the first place.  But I
>>>> guess it was the vendor's preference?
>>> In this case, no, Ubuntu would have preferred several days embargo for
>>> this issue. Hypothetically speaking, Monday would have been ideal, as
>>> we prefer to not release updates on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.
>>> We treat local root escalation vulnerabilities with a high priority[1].
>> I wish you had spoken up during the previous discussion. It was my
>> impression that embargoes for local privilege escalations were universally
>> considered deprecated.
> Nonsense, embargoes for local or remote privilege escalations are still
> considered to be high priority and should be handled with an embargo.

Please note that this is Ubuntu/Canonical speaking for themselves and
not on behalf of the entire distros list.

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