Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2017 20:43:45 -0800 From: Tim <tim-security@...tinelchicken.org> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: MITRE is adding data intake to its CVE ID process > Once it's completely up and running, DWF should address these issues. > Researchers and organizations can easily become CNAs under DWF, with > assigned CVE blocks. For OSS, the process of getting a CVE (including > pre-publication) should be much simpler than it has been, especially > in recent years. It's not quite there yet, but Kurt and team have put > a lot of effort into laying the groundwork for a much better solution > than the ad-hoc "send an email and hope" process that we've become > accustomed to. > > The old system was far from perfect, as is the interim MITRE web form > - hopefully with the help of the community, DWF will be able to > provide a better process for all involved. For OSS, DWF is the > solution we need to be focused on, and helping it to evolve to suit > the needs of everyone. Thanks for the update on where that is going. I'm cautiously hopeful that this will be what open source folks need in the future. > > - The most telling though is the entire CNA program, particularly when > > it allowed only commercial vendors. If a vendor decides something > > isn't a problem, they can block or slow CVE assignment. It's a > > corruption of service that ought to be for the public benefit. (And > > yes, this does happen.) > > While I believe that DWF represents a substantial step forward for > OSS, and getting CVEs to those that need them, when they need them; my > feelings on CVEs for commercial software remain rather negative. I've > stopped requesting CVEs for commercial software due to all of the > issues - if I discover something where I believe a CVE is especially > important, I direct the request through CERT/CC or another > origination. But, this is getting off-topic. I'm glad I'm not the only one who is frustrated with this. I too have given up on putting my effort into getting CVEs for most things. If someone else gets it assigned in a timely manner and I happen to notice, fine I'll put it in an advisory, but I'm no longer requesting CVEs for vulns in commercial software. (Were this resignation to be widespread, it should be a huge red flag for MITRE.) Corporate vendor vuln assignment does seem like this is a completely different animal than open source assignment now, based on how MITRE is (and has been) structuring things. The fact that the two are treated differently is a big source of my loss of faith in their ability to run the program. tim
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