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Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 12:56:31 -0400 (EDT)
From: Josh Bressers <>
Subject: Re: oss-security CNA

----- "Mark J Cox" <> wrote:
> So perhaps the solution is to have the vendor CNAs play more of a role on
> the oss-security list in allocating and helping with content decisions
> rather than having to have Mitre monitor the list.  Then, each time a CNA
> gives out a CVE on oss-security they could have some requirement of a
> mimimum set of information about the allocation they have to provide in the
> same mail.  By having the CNA buffer we'd only have to involve Steve or
> Mitre when something is complex.  However, that would mean Mitre would have
> to check oss-security list before allocating any CVE names for oss-issues
> and accept there may be more duplicate allocations.

I've been thinking about this lately, it's likely a good idea.

I think having an oss-security CNA that is not MITRE would be useful, and
hopefully would alleviate some of the pressure MITRE currently feels. There
would of course be collisions from time to time, but that's likely going to
still cause less pain than the current model provides.

If this idea is appealing to MITRE, we could start working out some of the


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