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Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2016 09:46:39 -0700
From: Kurt Seifried <>
To: oss-security <>, "Boyle, Stephen V." <>
Subject: Re: Concerns about CVE coverage shrinking - direct
 impact to researchers/companies

On Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 9:01 AM, Carlos Alberto Lopez Perez <> wrote:

> On 07/03/16 09:10, Markus Vervier wrote:
> > It seems to me MITRE currently wants to improve CVE quality but does not
> > have the resources
> > to do a real and fair validation.
> According to Wikipedia [1], Mitre has 7,613 employees and a revenue of
> US$ 1.421 billion.
> I fail to understand how a corporation of that size lacks resources for
> improving anything they really want to improve.
> ---
> [1]
So I don't know the exact details but broadly speaking Mitre handle a lot
of US government projects, and one of Mitre's mandates is cyber security,
so under that mandate the us Gov (specifically the DHS as I understand it)
has funded several projects, such as CVE. So CVE is something Mite
administers, and is paid to do so through US Gov funding. It's not like CVE
is some profitable product that Mitre sells. So Mitre has to work within
the funding constraints of the government, it's not like they can trivially
allocate 10 million a year to it internally.

CC'ing Stephen Boyle, if I said something completely wrong please, please
correct me =).


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