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Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2015 19:59:01 +0000
From: "Seaman, Chad" <>
To: mancha <>, ""
CC: "" <>
Subject: Re: Re: MITRE delays persist

2 weeks since disclosure/request, zero feedback, and one of my discovered vulnerabilities was submitted by a peer almost 1 week after my initial request was sent... he was given a CVE within 24 hours, I still haven't heard a peep back.


From: Steven M. Christey <>
Sent: Tuesday, June 9, 2015 1:08 PM
To: mancha
Subject: [oss-security] Re: MITRE delays persist

> Back in mid-March you wrote an email addressing the CVE assignment
> delays people had been experiencing. [1]
> I was relieved when I received your email because I had several
> outstanding requests and was wondering why they were being held up.
> Unfortunately, almost 11 weeks has passed since your email and my
> pending requests have yet to be addressed.
> Would you please provide an update on the steps MITRE is taking to
> become more responsive and provide a hard timeline on clearing of the
> existing backlog?
> For example, I have pending requests dating back to mid-February.
> Thank you.
> [1]

Some requests are delayed because of complexity in deciding how
vulnerability information can be best represented in CVE. If there is a
vulnerability-research category, aspect, or approach that we feel may have
unexpected concerns that are specific to CVE, we prefer to resolve that
within our team, rather than follow a piecemeal approach to the related
individual requests. Accordingly, we do not designate a timeline that
applies globally to every request. If anyone needs additional confirmation
that a request has indeed been received and read, and that we are aware of
it remaining unanswered, sending directly to the
address is the best option.

CVE Assignment Team, MITRE CVE Numbering Authority

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