Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2019 11:21:41 -0500 (CDT) From: Bob Friesenhahn <bfriesen@...ple.dallas.tx.us> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Thousands of vulnerabilities, almost no CVEs: OSS-Fuzz On Sat, 15 Jun 2019, Alex Gaynor wrote: > > Today I'd like to highlight what I see as a tremendous issue: very few of > these security bugs ever has a CVE issued for it. This is probably due to a > few factors, a) the relative difficulty of obtaining a CVE, b) the lack of > a human reporter who is interested in obtaining one for "credit" purposes, > c) the sheer number of bugs that we're talking about. Many oss-fuzz "security" issues are not CVE-worthy although they are bugs worthy to spend time fixing. At least as pertains to the Debian project, I do feel that someone is looking at each security issue I fix and creating CVEs for serious issues. A CVE summary page for GraphicsMagick is maintained at https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/source-package/graphicsmagick. > This is in addition to the >100 security bugs OSS-Fuzz found and publicly > disclosed due to hitting their disclosure deadline, and which still have > not been fixed . Security bugs are often very hard to diagnose and fix. The community has become much better at producing bug reports than with helping to solve the problems found. Help with actually fixing issues is appreciated. I think that the objective should be open source software which lacks bugs and still provides a useful purpose. Finding bugs is just part of the effort. Bob -- Bob Friesenhahn bfriesen@...ple.dallas.tx.us, http://www.simplesystems.org/users/bfriesen/ GraphicsMagick Maintainer, http://www.GraphicsMagick.org/ Public Key, http://www.simplesystems.org/users/bfriesen/public-key.txt
Powered by blists - more mailing lists
Please check out the Open Source Software Security Wiki, which is counterpart to this mailing list.
Confused about mailing lists and their use? Read about mailing lists on Wikipedia and check out these guidelines on proper formatting of your messages.