Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2020 20:40:54 +0200 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com 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: > >> https://github.com/curl/curl/commit/8236aba5854 > >> > >> But, till now, both cve.mitre.org and nvd.nist.gov still mark this CVE as "RESERVED": > >> https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2020-8177 > >> https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2020-8177 > >> > >> 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 > <https://cveform.mitre.org/>". 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? Thanks, Alexander
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