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Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2016 10:33:17 -0700
From: Kurt Seifried <>
To: oss-security <>, CVE ID Requests <>
Subject: CVE's for SSLv2 support

So there is this proposed RFC:

TL;DR: SSLv2 needs to be shot.

Now we have yet another significant SSLv2 problem, DROWN, bad enough in
fact that Red Hat has now disabled SSLv2 in OpenSSL by default (already
done in NSS/GnuTLS), so from my vendor perspective, we're treating SSLv2
support as a security problem, the solution of which is to remove said

But more generally, should we look at assigning CVE's for support of SSLv2,
much like we would for products supporting DES or other known insecure
cryptographic algorithms, hashes, digests and protocols? My personal vote
is for yes.

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