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Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2023 15:51:53 -0400
From: Phil Pennock <>
Subject: Re: NATS: 2023-01: Adding accounts for just the
 system account adds auth bypass

On 2023-10-28 at 17:51 +0200, Salvatore Bonaccorso wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 12, 2023 at 10:39:53PM -0400, Phil Pennock wrote:
> > [ CVE has been requested, still waiting for assignment, so we're just
> >   inventing our own in-house numbering for advisories; we'll make sure
> >   this one continues to work after the CVE is issued ]
> > 
> > NATS-advisory-ID: 2023-01
> > CVE: pending
> > Date: 2023-10-12
> > Fixed in: 2.9.23, 2.10.2
> While I see the later NATS-advisory-ID 2023-02 has a CVE assigned, for
> the 2023-01 was above with CVE pending. has one been assigned in
> meanwhile?


For 2023-01 I went with our existing procedure and requested an
assignment from MITRE, just as in all prior cases.  I got the automated
acknowledgement (on Thursday 28th Sep, request ID 1532633).  I've yet to
get a CVE assignment.

So for the next one, I tried a new approach.  I filled out the GitHub
Security Advisory flow ahead of release, got a GHSA, and requested a CVE
immediately.  It looks like that was issued the next day.

Going forward, the NATS project will be using GitHub's processes for
requesting a CVE assignment.  Our documented procedures have been

I'm adjusting our published text format to have known aliases near the
top, to make it easier to cross-reference.  For NATS advisory 2023-01,
this is aka GHSA-fr2g-9hjm-wr23 and GO-2023-2133.


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