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Re: CVE Requests
From: Mark Stanislav <mark.stanislav () gmail com>
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2012 14:30:35 -0400

On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 1:46 PM, Kurt Seifried <kseifried () redhat com> wrote:

On 03/16/2012 09:53 AM, Solar Designer wrote:
On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 12:20:37AM -0400, Mark Stanislav wrote:
None of the details of these issues have been publicly discussed or
released as I am trying (without much success) to allocate a CVE prior to
sending out a coordinated advisory including that identifier as I always
have done and as the mitre site indicates to do.

There are no reference links to provide and I am not publicizing
details on this list before the developer can be informed of the CVE.

I'm happy to take this off list as I am sure no one cares about any of
this discussion

In which case you can ask for them on VS@ list where the issue will
remain embargoed. If the issue is so sensitive you cannot leak
details/etc then you need to contact Mitre directly (this will also
ensure no duplicates/etc.).

Is "VS@" supposed to be vendor-sec; the defunct list? Or is there another
list I am not aware of? If so, can you please give me the *full* address?

No, please keep this on the list.  Discussions on how to handle
vulnerability disclosure (including the CVE ID assignment step) are
definitely on topic for oss-security.

Yes and I need to finish documenting this stuff (it's become obvious we
need to educate people on how the system works and why it works that
way, we're not insane, we have good reasons for doing it the way we do,
honest =).

I'd say you may want to coordinate that documentation with Steve Christy as
the nine times he allocated CVEs for me directly, this sort of conversation
never came up. I can understand frustration on your part that people may
not be educated, but realize that if CNAs handle this process differently,
it may not be a matter of education on how 'the system works' but rather
consistency within the entire process, agnostic of whom is allocating a CVE.

I again, do appreciate your time but I suppose I'll just wait for Steve or
whomever is manning cve () mitre to contact me back.




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Kurt Seifried Red Hat Security Response Team (SRT)

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