Date: Sat, 8 Aug 2020 17:21:44 +0200 From: Bastian Blank <bblank@...nkmo.de> To: Richard Hartmann <richih.mailinglist@...il.com> Cc: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Voiding CVE-2020-16248 Hi Richard On Sat, Aug 08, 2020 at 10:49:14AM +0200, Richard Hartmann wrote: > the Prometheus project has received a public "vulnerability" > report against what the reporter called SSRF, but what is the core > functionality of blackbox_exporter: The ability to trigger network > probes over the network to monitor a target's availability. Could you please explain yourself why you think this is not a vulnerability? Even wanted functuality can constitute a vulnerability if looked on closer. The software allows to send pre-defined requests to arbitrary targets and extract at least parts of the response. This is a typical SSRF. Would you require to specify the allowed targets, noone would ask. > From context, > it seems to be a paid assessment of our software for an unnamed client > which increases motivation to get "results", in particular CVEs for > "zero days" - which are then promptly reported publicly with an > embargoed CVE. Please don't. You just accused the reporter of malpractice on a public forum. JFYI, this is punishable in your jurisdiction. Also embargo and posting a public issue on GitHub don't really mix. > The reporter has not replied to our statement that this behaviour is > core functionality. I could not find out which organization has > reserved CVE-2020-16248 so I decided to send email to this list to > inform the organization, enabling them to update their records. You did not address the reporter at all. The reporter is also not a regular user of GitHub, where this issue was raised. > Sorry for using this list for that purpose, I could not find a less > wrong place to inform the (hopefully) interested parties. As others already told you, Mitre provides a form to request updates to CVE entries at https://cve.mitre.org/cve/update_cve_entries.html. Regards, Bastian -- Our way is peace. -- Septimus, the Son Worshiper, "Bread and Circuses", stardate 4040.7.
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