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[SECUNIA] Regarding Secunia Advisory SA13040
From: Thomas Kristensen <tk () secunia com>
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2004 14:47:30 +0100

Hi Xavier,

The information in Secunia Advisory SA13040 is based on your own
Changelog at Sourceforge.


On 30th November you wrote to Secunia that this only affected the 1.4
branch. One hour later Secunia updated the advisory to reflect this and
you received an answer with a confirmation that we had updated the

If you spotted any other omissions back then, you could have contacted
us again - obviously you didn't.

Additionally, any information listed in product changelogs is considered
public knowledge. Naturally, we don't contact vendors before issuing
advisories based on information in their own changelogs / release notes.

Also, we are not going to remove this advisory, as it is based on your
own information. However, if you have any relevant additional
information, we will naturally review them and update the advisory

Kind regards,

Thomas Kristensen 

On Wed, 2004-12-22 at 14:08, Xavier Beaudouin wrote:
Hello there,

As a maintainer of Caudium Webserver I wishes the following things

1- Secunia didn't contact us about this "advisory" you have
     certainly googled the bugtracker on sourceforge and make this
     advisory without contacting us before, so this is NOT the rules
     about security advisory.
2- The Advisory it partialy false. You write that it affects Caudium
     1.x branch. Since there is only one branch about Caudium this is
     really  disinformation about our software.
3- Secunia DIDN'T contact us (if you look at the source there is
     mailing lists, emails and whatever things to help third party
     people to contact us.
4- The "advisory" (and even the lasted change logs) say all version
     of Caudium which is false, the ONLY VERSION that have the
     bug (because IT IS a bug) is 1.4RC1 not 1.4RC2 or even 1.0.xx /
     1.2.xx branch.
5- You didn't TEST by yourself before releasing this advisory, I can
     consider that as half-done work...

Because of that. I ask Secunia.com to REMOVE this advisory because all
its contents is false and inaccurate. I really hope that all
of other work of Secunia.com is better than the extract I just saw...

Sincerly Xavier
Xavier Beaudouin - Unix System Administrator & Projects Leader.
President of Kazar Organization : http://www.kazar.net/
Please visit http://caudium.net/, home of Caudium & Camas projects
Kind regards,

Thomas Kristensen

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