Date: Sat, 14 Nov 2020 14:35:01 +1100 (EST) From: Dave Horsfall <dave@...sfall.org> To: OSS Security <oss-security@...ts.openwall.com> Subject: Re: Buffer Overflow in raptor widely unfixed in Linux distros On Fri, 13 Nov 2020, Hanno Böck wrote: [...] > It may be interesting to discuss how this happened. From my side I feel > I did what I should do - I reported it to the project and later > disclosed it publicly on oss-security. Apparently it seems there is no > reliable process to make sure publicly reported vulns eventually get > patched in distros if there is no active upstream. There's always the "Full Disclosure" list (URL forgotten, but http://lists.grok.org.uk rings a bell). Their policy is simple: provide ample warning, then disclose the bug; the problem is that Big Corporations brush off a bug report with "We're working on it" and actually do nothing, because fixing bugs takes time and money. Funny how quickly a bug is fixed when it's published... -- Dave
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