On Fri, 16 Feb 2024, Theodore Ts'o wrote:

> My observation is that the old system has had pretty low-quality
> CVE's, and worse, overly inflated CVE Severity Scores, which has
> forced all people who are supporting distro and cloud serves which
> sell into the US Government market to have to do very fast releases to
> meet FedRAMP requirements.  At least once, I protested an overly
> inflated CVSS score as being completely b.s., at a particular
> enterprise distro bugzilla, and my opinion as the upstream developer
> was completely ignored.
> So quite frankly, at least one enteprise distro hasn't impressed me

Sad to hear that, no matter which distro that was :), hoewer ... 

> with avoiding low quality CVE's and high CVSS scores, and so I'm quite
> willing to give the new system a chance.  (Especially since I've been
> told that the Linux Kernel CVE team isn't planning on issuing CVSS
> scores, which as far as I'm concerned, is *excellent* since my
> experience is that they are quite bogus, and quite arbitrary.)

... how is this new process going to change anything in that respect? 

There will always be some entity assigning a CVSS score (apparently not 
the kernel.org/LTS group), and then odds are the situation you are 
describing will end up happening according exactly the same scenario, 

I am still trying really hard to understand what exactly is the problem 
this whole effort is magically solving for everybody out there either 
using Linux, or producing something around/on-top-of Linux. And I still 
don't get it.


Jiri Kosina

Reply via email to