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Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 15:48:18 -0500 (EST)
From: "Steven M. Christey" <>
To: Rémi Denis-Courmont <>
cc: "Steven M. Christey" <>,
        Nico Golde <>,,
Subject: Re: CVE id request: vlc

On Tue, 11 Nov 2008, [UTF-8] Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:

> says nothing about vendor obtaining a CVE number, only
> researchers. And typically, these guys don't do it, when dealing with
> anyway.

I'm sorry, I did not mean to sound critical of you or anybody on the
oss-security mailing list.  Many consumers probably don't care if bug 1
affects a slightly different set of versions than bug 2.  It just happens
to be something that's important for CVE, and (indirectly) people who rely
on it.

I was using the vlc case as an example of a general challenge that we're
facing in CVE that's arisen as a result of the creation of the
oss-security list, which I fully support.  We certainly don't want to
interfere with the way that open source developers handle security issues.

- Steve

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