On Monday, September 23, 2019 at 11:08:58 AM UTC-5, Daniel Beck wrote:
> Jenkins uses the update center metadata to show applicable warnings. It 
> would be a bit of a hack, and use internals not meant for public 
> consumption, but you could do that, too. See the bottom of 
> https://updates.jenkins.io/update-center.actual.json for the warning 
> definitions. (No complaining if we change the format without prior warning 
> etc.!)

The implication of this is that there is no current method to have jenkins 
send notifications (emails, or otherwise) on known vulnerabilities, core or 
plug-in.  Sounds like an opportunity for improvement, to which I'd be 
somewhat happy to help with development, but as a total jenkins _user_, I 
would need more pointers for development. The most obvious would be: is 
this something that should be in core or should it be yet-another-plug-in?  
Or, I suppose, I could develop it as a groovy script that one could run as 
a jenkins job within jenkins itself.  


> On Mon, Sep 23, 2019 at 5:52 PM Eric Engstrom <eric.e...@gmail.com 
> <javascript:>> wrote:
>> Yes, I'm subscribed to the "Security advisories" mailing list 
>> <https://groups.google.com/forum/m/#!forum/jenkinsci-advisories>, and 
>> while it provides indications of core updates w.r.t. vulnerabilities, it's 
>> not as helpful for plug-ins - that is, not only would I have to look at all 
>> the plug-ins that are listed as being patched, but it doesn't, AFAICT, tell 
>> me when there are unpatched vulnerabilities.
> Counterexample: 
> https://groups.google.com/d/msg/jenkinsci-advisories/T3Zt01nhGao/kn_VhKasCgAJ 
> (Aug 7 this year, second email in the "thread" -- Thanks Google!)

Proven wrong - thanks.  I'll pay more attention. 

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