Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2016 11:29:47 -0800 From: "Zach W." <kestrel@...linux.us> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Concerns about CVE coverage shrinking - direct impact to researchers/companies Hello Tim, This is all great info. Can you please add this to the feedback on the repo? Zach W. On 3/10/2016 11:25 AM, Tim wrote: >> It's git. You can trivially keep an entire copy the databases trivially. It >> can be hosted in many places. We'd have to redo the issue tracking, but >> bugtracking systems are not exactly hard anymore. > I see that as only one component of having a distributed database. > Who's running the cron job that constantly pulls down updates from the > github server? How do you ensure it's synced up when a legal threat > causes the main repo to go black? > >> See above. That's the whole point of the artifacts database. Please reread >> my original email maybe? >> I am of course open to feedback, but please actually go to >> https://github.com/distributedweaknessfiling/ and see what we're doing >> first before assuming we aren't doing certain things (like making sure the >> artifacts associated with a security vuln don't disappear). > I did look. Sorry I missed the artifacts. The git repos and > documentation make it far from obvious where that info lies. > > Ok so is "A database of artifacts, files and related files for DWF > entries (so that when websites disappear the required content is > hopefully still available)" in an email the sum of your documentation > on that right now? Just want to be sure I didn't miss something else. > > > Do you have ideas on how to capture vendor advisories? Vendors are > almost certainly, in 99% of cases, going to ignore the DWF for a long > time. Perhaps forever. We're currently lucky to get many of them to > even include a CVE # in their own advisory. How can that information > be captured without moderators having to do all the work? Have you > thought about how we can deal with the copyright issues associated > with copying vendor content directly into the DWF for archival? > > What I'm thinking is that perhaps there's a way to make vendors *want* > to post information. Also, perhaps there could be a way to license > DWF numbering in such a way that vendors implicitly agree that the DWF > can re-publish. Or maybe there's a way to work with the Internet > Archive to have third-party URLs archived automatically when they are > first posted. See: > https://archive-it.org/learn-more/ > > tim
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