Date: Wed, 3 May 2023 15:54:38 -0400 From: "David A. Wheeler" <dwheeler@...eeler.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Perl's HTTP::Tiny has insecure TLS cert default, affecting CPAN.pm and other modules > On May 3, 2023, at 3:15 PM, Reid Sutherland <reid@...rddimension.net> wrote: > > Who actually decides when something receives a CVE? There's a process for assigning CVEs. Anyone who wants to be able to assign CVEs - that is, to become a CVE Numbering Authority (CNA) - has to follow various processes. I'm sure it can be improved, like all things. I'm not directly involved in this. You might find more information here: https://www.cve.org/ProgramOrganization/CNAs > This can be used to defame projects and products as in this case. Identifying a vulnerability does not defame a project. If a library has the functionality to retrieve an https URLs, and fails to verify the server certificates by default, then I (and many others) would call that a vulnerability. After all, the default is what happens. If you request data from <https://google.com>, you wouldn't expect it to use the data from <https://godzilla.com>. There's a general expectation that https://FPP provides a secure connection to FOO (with confidentiality, integrity, and server authentication), unless you specially disable it. --- David A. Wheeler
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