Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2017 20:38:59 +0100 From: Kristian Fiskerstrand <k_f@...too.org> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com, Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> Subject: Re: (linux-)distros list use statistics On 11/13/2017 08:33 PM, Solar Designer wrote: > On Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 08:13:05PM +0100, Kristian Fiskerstrand wrote: >> As far as I'm aware I haven't gotten access to edit the wiki page for >> publishing it. > > Please feel free to create a page like: > > http://oss-security.openwall.org/wiki/mailing-lists/distros/stats > > You don't need any special access for that. Ah, will look into that soon then. > >> The wikified stats based on the generated DocuWiki output is available >> in very basic style at the testing instance: >> >> https://wiki.sumptuouscapital.com/doku.php?id=distros_stats > > Thank you, Kristian! > > This lists two very long embargo periods for two Linux kernel issues: 96 > days for CVE-2017-7533 and 28 days for CVE-2017-1000255. While this is > useful info, it does not reflect (linux-)distros' lists performance as > it includes embargo periods from prior to disclosure to those lists. > Also, we can't reliably know of such prior embargo periods, so our data > would be inconsistent, which is especially bad for calculating averages. It is calculated from first report on distros list, that said, for CVE-2017-1000255 there was some missing data for first publication (it is public through https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-1000255 and http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/101264 since 9th), so the publication time is 5.97 days (although not for oss-security posting). > > I think for our statistics collection, we should primarily use embargo > periods since disclosure to (linux-)distros' lists, and secondarily > since the possibly earlier embargo start dates when known (like you did > now). Can you add such data? > That should be the data already used. -- Kristian Fiskerstrand OpenPGP keyblock reachable at hkp://pool.sks-keyservers.net fpr:94CB AFDD 3034 5109 5618 35AA 0B7F 8B60 E3ED FAE3 Download attachment "signature.asc" of type "application/pgp-signature" (489 bytes)
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