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Date: Sun, 7 May 2023 11:11:47 -0700
From: John Helmert III <>
Subject: Re: Perl's HTTP::Tiny has insecure TLS cert default,
 affecting and other modules

On Wed, May 03, 2023 at 03:41:26PM -0400, Jeffrey Walton wrote:
> On Wed, May 3, 2023 at 3:21 PM Reid Sutherland <> wrote:
> > On 4/29/23 06:04, Stig Palmquist wrote:
> > >
> > > - CVE-2023-31484 for
> > > - CVE-2023-31485 for GitLab::API::v4
> > > - CVE-2023-31486 for HTTP::Tiny
> > > ...
> >
> > Who actually decides when something receives a CVE?  This can be used to
> > defame projects and products as in this case.
> "Who decides" can be a tricky question.
> Several organizations issue CVEs, like Red Hat and Gentoo. A bug
> usually has to meet a criteria, like falling into a CWE category, to
> be issued by the organization.

Actually, Gentoo is NOT a CNA, and thus cannot issue CVEs.

> You can also get them from Mitre's site. In the case of Mitre, it is
> the person who requests the CVE.
> Some CVE's are tenuous or questionable. You often see this from folks
> trying to pad their resume. For example, a researcher may request a
> CVE for a behavior that requires elevated privileges. In this case,
> someone who is Root on Linux or Administrator on Windows can already
> do the damage, so the behavior in question that happens with
> privileges is not really interesting.
> In the case of HTTP::Tiny, the default configuration and behavior is
> running afoul of and
> In this case, the
> industry believes comms should use HTTPS and the name hostname should
> be validated.
> Jeff

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