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From: Chris Wright <chrisw@osdl.org>
To: Jesper Juhl <juhl-lkml@dif.dk>
Cc: Chris Wright <chrisw@osdl.org>, Steve Bergman <steve@rueb.com>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Proper procedure for reporting possible security vulnerabilities?
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 09:57:24 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20050111095724.D10567@build.pdx.osdl.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0501111758290.3368@dragon.hygekrogen.localhost>; from juhl-lkml@dif.dk on Tue, Jan 11, 2005 at 06:05:05PM +0100

* Jesper Juhl (juhl-lkml@dif.dk) wrote:
> On Mon, 10 Jan 2005, Chris Wright wrote:
> > Problem is, the rest of the world uses a security contact for reporting
> > security sensitive bugs to project maintainers and coordinating
> > disclosures.  I think it would be good for the kernel to do that as well.
> > 
> Problem is that the info can then get stuck at a vendor or maintainer 
> outside of public view and risk being mothballed. It also limits the 
> number of people who can work on a solution (including peole getting to 
> work on auditing other code for similar issues). It also prevents admins 
> from taking alternative precautions prior to availability of a fix (you 
> have to assume the bad guys already know of the bug, not just the good 
> guys).

That's not quite the case.  The point of having a security contact is to
help coordinate timely public disclosure, not to sit on and mothball
info.  In most projects it turns out to be helpful.

thanks,
-chris
-- 
Linux Security Modules     http://lsm.immunix.org     http://lsm.bkbits.net

  parent reply	other threads:[~2005-01-11 18:12 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 36+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2005-01-10 16:46 Steve Bergman
2005-01-10 18:23 ` Indrek Kruusa
2005-01-10 19:24 ` Alan Cox
2005-01-11  9:32   ` Florian Weimer
2005-01-10 21:31 ` Florian Weimer
2005-01-10 21:42   ` Steve Bergman
2005-01-10 22:08     ` Diego Calleja
2005-01-11  0:19       ` Barry K. Nathan
2005-01-11  0:45         ` Diego Calleja
2005-01-11  9:35         ` Florian Weimer
2005-01-11 16:57         ` Jesper Juhl
2005-01-11 17:05           ` Jan Engelhardt
2005-01-10 22:09     ` linux-os
2005-01-11  0:44       ` Barry K. Nathan
2005-01-10 22:11     ` Jesper Juhl
2005-01-11  0:40       ` Chris Wright
2005-01-11  1:09         ` Diego Calleja
2005-01-11  1:18           ` Chris Wright
2005-01-11 17:05         ` Jesper Juhl
2005-01-11 16:39           ` Alan Cox
2005-01-11 21:25             ` Jesper Juhl
2005-01-11 21:29               ` Chris Wright
2005-01-12 21:05                 ` Jesper Juhl
2005-01-17 22:49                 ` Werner Almesberger
2005-01-17 22:52                   ` Chris Wright
2005-01-17 23:23                     ` Christoph Hellwig
2005-01-17 23:26                       ` Chris Wright
2005-01-17 23:57                         ` Alan Cox
2005-01-18  1:08                           ` Chris Wright
2005-01-11 17:57           ` Chris Wright [this message]
2005-01-12 12:23           ` Florian Weimer
2005-01-11  9:49       ` Florian Weimer
2005-01-11 16:10     ` Alan Cox
2005-01-12 12:33       ` Florian Weimer
2005-01-13 15:36         ` Alan Cox
     [not found] <200501101959.j0AJxUvl032294@laptop11.inf.utfsm.cl>
2005-01-10 21:36 ` Indrek Kruusa

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