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Re: CVE Requests
From: Tim Brown <tmb () 65535 com>
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2012 18:37:43 +0000

On Friday 16 Mar 2012 16:11:04 Mark Stanislav wrote:
All points being made are very much valid and I certainly understand how
contextually oss-sec may be used to allocation requests under different

So here's my situation, I'm up for suggestions (of which, "wait longer", is
perfectly viable!)...

1) March 1st, I sent 2 of these CVEs over to Steve Christy at MITRE who had
previously allocated 9 prior CVEs in a day or two generally
2) March 8th, after not hearing back from Steve, I contacted
cve () mitredirectly with all 5
3) March 15th, after not hearing back from MITRE, I contacted Kurt off list
as I've noted his helpfulness doing allocations
3a) Kurt pointed me to email the list, rather than him directly (which is
perfectly fine, but perhaps not the context I was aiming for initially)

Josh Bressers (Josh, correct me if I'm using your name in vain) used to be 
quite happy to assign CVEs for undisclosed (embargoed) F/OSS issues providing 
details were forthcoming with the request.   If Josh is no longer able to 
fulfil that role due to a change of circumstance at Redhat it would be nice if 
someone stepped into the breach -  be that Redhat, Debian or one of the other 
CNAs.  There is definately a place for "disclosed to project, being/been fixed, 
not public - can I have a CVE?" without deferring to the distros list or MITRE 
- most of the time projects can respond in a timely fashion, so a minimum 
effort approach is ideal.

As an aside, the public address for MITRE on the web site is wrong AFAIK.  
Quoting Steve Christey:

"Apologies for the delay.  In the future, please use cve-assign () mitre org 
for requests related to CVE reservation."

From last time I went to MITRE (for a closed source product).

Tim Brown
<mailto:tmb () 65535 com>

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