Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2015 12:37:29 -0500 From: Brandon Perry <bperry.volatile@...il.com> To: "oss-security@...ts.openwall.com" <oss-security@...ts.openwall.com> Cc: Qualys Security Advisory <qsa@...lys.com> Subject: Re: Qualys Security Advisory - CVE-2015-3245 userhelper - CVE-2015-3246 libuser Prefer the term coordinated disclosure. Sent from a phone > On Jul 24, 2015, at 10:56 AM, mancha <mancha1@...o.com> wrote: > >> On Thu, Jul 23, 2015 at 08:43:43PM +0200, Leif Nixon wrote: >> Qualys Security Advisory <qsa@...lys.com> writes: >> >>> Hello, it is July 23, 2015, 17:00 UTC, the Coordinated Release Date >>> for CVE-2015-3245 and CVE-2015-3246. Please find our advisory >>> below, and our exploit attached. >> >> *Why* are you releasing a full exploit just minutes after the patch is >> released? >> >> (Disclosure: I am employed by Red Hat, but this is my purely personal >> question.) >> >> -- Leif Nixon > > There was absolutely nothing wrong with Qualys' timing. When the embargo > ends, it ends. > > The real problem is the underlying model: "responsible disclosure". It's > nothing more than a CYA strategy that doesn't maximize the ecosystem's > welfare. The positive-sounding name fools some into thinking it a good > thing. > > --mancha
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