Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2020 11:15:02 +0100 From: Francis Perron <francisp@...gle.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: CVE for program distributing vulnerable components ? On Fri, Feb 14, 2020 at 10:55 AM Simon McVittie <smcv@...ian.org> wrote: > > On Fri, 14 Feb 2020 at 00:11:00 +0100, security minded wrote: > > I've identified a program whose installer contains components with known > > CVEs. Should one or several CVE be asked for the installer itself ? > > The CVE IDs for the individual vulnerable components are enough to > describe the vulnerability. You don't need new CVE IDs to describe the > fact that the installer installs vulnerable components. To echo Simon's points: Usually, if the code owner (here, the installer's) can fix it in their own code to avoid the vulnerability, then you can reach out to ask for a CVE. That being said, CVE issuing is a subjective science, and the CNA you end up dealing with may decide not to issue one if it is already dealt with in the underlying libraries. Good luck! -- Francis Perron Vulnerability Coordination @ Google inc.
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