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Re: Attack on badly configured Netfilter-based firewalls
From: Solar Designer <solar () openwall com>
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2012 05:25:01 +0400

Eugene, all -

On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 09:19:59AM +0800, Eugene Teo wrote:
this some months ago. I've also tried to contact the various CERT
but they refused to handle the case or did not reply to my

In future, if you tried to get help but you couldn't, feel free to
send us an email at linux-distros vs.openwall.org.

When referring people to the distros and linux-distros list, please
always refer them to the wiki page:


Specifically, we need to ensure that people read this first:

"Please note that the maximum acceptable embargo period for issues
disclosed to these lists is 14 to 19 days, with embargoes longer than 14
days (up to 19) allowed in case the issue is reported on a Thursday or a
Friday and the proposed coordinated disclosure date is thus adjusted to
fall on a Monday or a Tuesday.  Please do not ask for a longer embargo.
In fact, embargo periods shorter than 7 days are preferable."

It appears that in this case this would actually be a problem - that is,
based on your suggestion (if you somehow made it to Eric much earlier),
Eric would post to the list e.g. in January and ask for the issue to be
kept private until March - thereby violating the list's maximum embargo



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