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Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2020 20:40:54 +0200
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: Contributing Back

On Mon, Jul 13, 2020 at 03:37:03PM +0800, Zhang Xiao wrote:
> ??? 2020/7/12 ??????1:58, Solar Designer ??????:
> > On Thu, Jul 02, 2020 at 05:33:20PM +0800, Zhang Xiao wrote:
> >> And, I have another point want to discuss. As we know, sometimes, the CVE and NVD website don't upgrade their web page timely. For example:
> >>
> >> the security maillist had an encrypted mail called "curl: overwrite local file with -J" in 20200617. It was a "pre-notification about a security advisory about to ship next week in sync with our next curl release", for CVE-2020-8177. On curl's git tree, that very bug did been fixed and released in 20200621:
> >>
> >>
> >> But, till now, both and still mark this CVE as "RESERVED":
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> So I wonder if that is also an contribution to remind them, if so, any advises to make it? And If it ca be defined as an contribution, we can take it. :-)
> > We've received some responses in this thread regarding the specific
> > example above, but I'd like more general responses please.  Is there a
> > general task Wind River can reasonably help with for getting CVE details
> > published for issues that pass the distros and/or oss-security lists,
> > and how exactly could they help with that?
> Actually, we are glad to make it for some customers are also pay
> attention on these official web pages. We suppose it will be easy to
> make it through the "notify a vulnerability publication
> <>". But after I submitted the request I just
> get a reply as "This CVE ID has been reserved by the CNA Hackerone and
> we are currently waiting on them to submit the details." Seems only "the
> CNA Hackerone" can make it. I have no idea on how to notify the "the CNA
> Hackerone " to push it. :-(  Anyway, if possible we are glad to make it.

Once again, I think CVE-2020-8177 is more of an exception than the rule.
I would be more interested in comments by "CVE experts" on whether the
task Xiao proposes and volunteers for is in general worthwhile or not,
and why.  Would similar "notify a vulnerability publication" reminders
be desirable for issues that got the CVE IDs from one of the CNAs on the
distros list?



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