Date: Wed, 03 May 2023 17:55:13 -0400 From: Michael Orlitzky <michael@...itzky.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 Wed, 2023-05-03 at 22:40 +0200, Moritz Bechler wrote: > > while one may criticize that CVEs have been assigned both for the > insecure default and (some of the) insecure usages, at least one of > these is a legitimate case, in terms of CVEs likely the latter. And when > it comes to defaming projects, at least in my book, choosing, keeping > and defending bad defaults speaks to much more than a CVE being assigned. They're both bad defaults. One explicitly does no authentication, while the other uses a corrupt and misunderstood process that can create a false sense of security. We disagree on which is worse, but neither viewpoint is ludicrous.
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