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Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2017 12:31:38 -0500 (CDT)
From: Bob Friesenhahn <>
Subject: Re: Linux kernel CVEs not mentioned on oss-security

On Tue, 26 Sep 2017, Agostino Sarubbo wrote:

> This certainly does not answer to the original question, but upstream should
> consider to do something like ffmpeg does here:
> I guess this would be benefit for all.

It is incredibly difficult for most non-commercial upstreams to do 
this since they have limited manpower, they are not informed of all 
the applicable CVEs, and the CVE information received is essentially 
hearsay, received from unknown/unverifiable sources.  I am thinking 
that it is best for most non-commercial upstreams to not mention CVEs 
at all.

If someone (e.g. with identity '') informs me (an 
upsteam maintainer) that some particular bug has been assigned a 
particular CVE then how can I know that to be a fact?

Bob Friesenhahn,
GraphicsMagick Maintainer,

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