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Re: CVE id assignment dates
From: Kurt Seifried <kseifried () redhat com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2012 22:31:35 -0700

On 01/23/2012 06:05 PM, Michael Gilbert wrote:
On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 3:04 PM, Steven M. Christey wrote:
We do not publish any dates related to disclosure, patch, or vendor
notification; interested parties can consult other databases that explicitly
track this information, such as OSVDB.

Just curious, why not?  It seems like this kind of information would
be invaluable for researchers interested anthropological/statistical
studies of security vulnerabilities.

Best wishes,
Mike

If you'd like to do the work/research needed to nail these down I'm sure
someone (I can't speak on behalf of Mitre) would accept the data, but
speaking from experience (at iSIGHT/iDefense) it is a LOT of work in
some cases (you start going down rabbit holes pretty quickly, things
that appear simple often are not), so to do it consistently for all
issues (even within a "small" group of packages or vendors) is a full
time job for more than one person.

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-- Kurt Seifried / Red Hat Security Response Team


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