Date: Mon, 09 Oct 2017 16:17:40 -0400 From: Stiepan <stie@....swiss> To: fk@...iankeil.de, oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Cc: kseifried@...hat.com Subject: Re: Linux kernel CVEs not mentioned on oss-security +1; let's use other identifiers! And why not, a blockchain (based on at least SHA3) for public security issues? That would be great. And as trustable, as transparent as it needs to be. Amen -------- Original Message -------- On 9 Oct 2017, 13:11, Fabian Keil wrote: > Kurt Seifried wrote: > >> If you see this: PLEASE SUBMIT THE URL AS AN UPDATE TO THE CVE USING THE >> CVE FORM (yes, I am shouting). >> >> https://cveform.mitre.org > > As you seem to be "shouting" a lot lately, I just like to point out > that using the MITRE(!) form requires the execution of non-free and > unsigned software from various sources. > > Some people don't consider this a problem, others do. > >> Choose "Request an update to an existing CVE entry" and then for "Type of >> update requested" choose "Update References" and then eneter the CVE #, >> the ifo and URL and hit "Submit Request" > > ... trust your browser's "sandbox" to work as advertised for a change > and ignore the fact that you're running proprietary software that may > or may not be customised just for your system and can't be easily > audited in advance. > >> TL;DR: Everyone wants the cat to wear a bell, and in past I'll admit we >> (the CVE community) didn't make it easy to contribute. Well now we have >> made it easy to contribute, so please do. > > TL;DR: Not everyone wants to allow remote code execution just to > request a CVE. Some people are sufficiently satisfied when security > issues are found and fixed in time. While CVE number are sometimes > nice to have, other identifiers work just as well (for some). > > Fabian @redhat.com>
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