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Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2016 14:00:58 -0700
From: Kurt Seifried <>
To: oss-security <>
Cc: Scott Gravelle <>
Subject: Re: Multiple XSS vulnerabilities affecting five
 WordPress Plugins

One aspect of this is the quality of CVE requests. Well formed requests are
easy and fast to process. Poorly formed requests take more time (I'm not
speaking about these WordPress issues in specific, but more in general

We (MITRE and the CVE board as well as efforts like the DWF) are also
making significant changes to CVE, how they are assigned, CNAs, federation,
the technology and more that should result in much easier and faster

Also there are problems with OVE, for example what counting rules does it
use? Where is the database of data? To be honest OVE is a nice idea, but
falls very short of what people need from a vulnerability identifier.

On Mon, Nov 21, 2016 at 1:28 PM, Henri Salo <> wrote:

> On Mon, Nov 21, 2016 at 04:56:13PM +0000, Scott Gravelle wrote:
> > Any plans to get CVEs assigned to these vulnerabilities you guys found?
> Our
> > vulnerability scanner does not have a feature to filter off OVE
> Maybe you should start handling OVE and other IDs too. Two reasons:
> 1) MITRE is not always assigning CVEs for WordPress plugin and theme
> vulnerabilities for unknown reason. It's not like the CVEs are running out
> 2) MITRE is not assigning CVEs to all software that has previously
> received a
> CVE, silently dropping the software to out-of-scope area. Example case:
> --
> Henri Salo


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