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RE: The CVE-10K Problem




Steve,

This reads like an IQ test question.  The correct answer is obviously #4.  ;)

Regards,
Ken

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-cve-editorial-board-list@LISTS.MITRE.ORG 
> [mailto:owner-cve-editorial-board-list@LISTS.MITRE.ORG] On 
> Behalf Of Kevin Ziese (ziese)
> Sent: Monday, January 15, 2007 9:51 AM
> To: Mark J Cox; Steven M. Christey
> Cc: cve-editorial-board-list@LISTS.MITRE.ORG
> Subject: RE: The CVE-10K Problem
> 
> Personally, I like the idea of using the raw number value, whatever it
> is.  Although it's a bit disconcerting to see values in the ten
> thousands place -- it's a very useful way of identifying the 
> gross scale
> of the vulnerability problem.
> 
> For all of the security technologies and tools -- you'd think 
> we'd start
> seeing fewer raw numbers instead of more, eventually.  I think raw
> numbers help keep a sense of scale on the whole vulnerability problem.
> 
> Are we winning? It doesn't always sound like it; so, raw numbers seem
> more useful to me.
> 
> Kevin 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-cve-editorial-board-list@LISTS.MITRE.ORG
> [mailto:owner-cve-editorial-board-list@LISTS.MITRE.ORG] On Behalf Of
> Mark J Cox
> Sent: Monday, January 15, 2007 9:03 AM
> To: Steven M. Christey
> Cc: cve-editorial-board-list@LISTS.MITRE.ORG
> Subject: Re: The CVE-10K Problem
> 
> I like seeing CVE identifiers used in publications that go to
> non-technical audiences, and I fear we'd frighten them away 
> with hex.  I
> find the year useful, even if it's slightly out by one or two 
> years for
> some issues.
> 
> I almost liked changing the initial identifier based on the type of
> issue (why not put all those vulnerable webapps into CVF-2007) but I
> think people would be confused because the CAN prefix mapped to CVE
> directly, so
> CVE-2004-2001 == CAN-2004-2001 but CVF-2007-0001 != CVE-2007-0001.
> 
> I'm pretty sure everyone implementing tools around CVE will 
> have to make
> tool changes no matter what, so I'd much prefer us rolling over to
> CVE-2007-10000 which is a) what people will expect b) much less of a
> hack and c) gives the tools at least half a year to prepare.  I also
> prefer it since half the Red Hat tools will work just fine 
> where we used
> the regexp C\S\S-\d+-\d+ for validity.
> 
> Red Hat itself moved from 3 digit to 4 digit advisory 
> identifiers at the
> start of 2006 (we added several new products and we share identifiers
> between security and non-security updates).  In the end we didn't need
> the whole range in 2006, but because we started it at the start of the
> year we were able to add the leading 0 to help fix the sorting issues.
> 
> Mark
> 
> 


 
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