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Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2016 17:06:49 +0100
From: Marcus Meissner <meissner@...e.de>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: why many CVEs are ** RESERVED ** on Mitre

On Wed, Dec 14, 2016 at 03:17:57PM +0000, Sevan Janiyan wrote:
> 
> 
> On 14/12/2016 15:09, Kurt Seifried wrote:
> > I would suggest you consider getting involved in helping create CVEs if it
> > is such an important resource, rather then just being a somewhat classic
> > "Free rider"
> > 
> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_rider_problem
> 
> Would creating CVEs help with the reservations of already disclosed CVEs?

There is a clear allocation strategy for CVEs, using a multi tiered tree
of CNA (candidate naming authorities)

CVEs are not randomly grabbed but assigned by these CNAs.

Ciao, Marcus

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