Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2017 14:26:01 +0000 From: Jeremy Stanley <jeremy@...nstack.org> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Cc: cve-assign@...re.org Subject: Re: MITRE is adding data intake to its CVE ID process On 2017-02-09 09:10:23 +0000 (+0000), Simon McVittie wrote: [...] > The CVE form requires specifying a vendor on the "products and > sources list". I'm sure this works fine for proprietary software, > where everyone obtains Microsoft Office from Microsoft. For open > source it seems impractical: for instance, I'm a maintainer of both > D-Bus and ikiwiki, neither of which has any particular allegiance > to any larger legal entity than the individual maintainers. [...] Agreed, having tried to figure out the form it seems geared toward requesting CVE IDs for vulnerabilities you've found in someone else's software, and not for maintainers of software to request CVE IDs for vulnerabilities which have been disclosed to them. The little detail callout icons for the vendor and product fields link to the CNA coverage list which in turn instructs, "For open source software products not listed below, request a CVE ID through the Distributed Weakness Filing Project CNA." So I guess that's what our project will be using in the future, or maybe just stop bothering to obtain CVEs on our own and let the various downstream redistributors of our software who are themselves CNAs issue them as needed and then fight over whose is the correct one.  http://cve.mitre.org/cve/request_id.html#cna_coverage  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeiY7ldJAx-fjU6eSnXDaX5TB--L1ujCQpmGAKnqBSJOcBShw/viewform -- Jeremy Stanley Download attachment "signature.asc" of type "application/pgp-signature" (950 bytes)
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