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Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2016 21:55:19 -0700
From: Kurt Seifried <>
To: oss-security <>, 
	cve-editorial-board-list <>
Subject: Re: Mitre, reserved CVEs and oss-security?

On Wed, Mar 2, 2016 at 6:25 PM, Paul Wise <> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I think it would be a good idea for Mitre to remove the RESERVED mark
> from CVEs that have been released for use by people mailing issues to
> the oss-security to get CVE numbers. The CVE database could then point
> at the oss-security mailing list archives as a reference for the issue.
> Any thoughts?
> For example CVE-2016-2515 could refer to one of these posts:

I had suggested this in past (several years ago to the original Steven),
and again in this email last November:

my understanding is it's a no go due to two main factors:

1) CVE database lacks a good update mechanism to inform people of updated
2) CVE entries must be "complete" before being added (e.g. researched/full
write up/etc.).

I could of course be wrong, we never actually got a response from Mitre on
my November email about this.

I'd be happy to bring it up on the board list again (CC'ed). Mitre can you
enlighten us please?

> --
> bye,
> pabs


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