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Re: A challenge from the CVE web site

There is an item on hackernews today mentioning the CVE which ends
"The database is already missing some key advisories that have been
publicly released."  I suspect that there is disapointment that the
concordance doesn't contain more data.

I think its important to stress that the CVE is not a database.  I'll
send a note to Weld explaining, and cc' the board.


On Thu, Dec 02, 1999 at 03:49:28PM -0600, Prosser, Mike wrote:
| Dave,
| Understand and agree that we have a lot of work that must be done.  However,
| I do have a quick question concerning the sender of the e-mail.
| Was he/she expecting more descriptive information on each vulnerability ala
| securityfocus?  Or is the expressed disappointment in the number of entries
| in the current CVE db?  The latter we can rectify with some hard work, the
| former has never been the purpose of the CVE and just indicates we need to
| work harder on informing the public I guess.
| cheers,
| mike
| -----Original Message-----
| From: Dave Mann [mailto:damann@MITRE.ORG]
| Sent: Thursday, December 02, 1999 3:10 PM
| To: CVE
| Subject: A challenge from the CVE web site
| All,
| Here is a quote from an e-mail that we recently received
| on the CVE web site.  As we begin to do the heavy lifting
| of voting a new round of candidates (in the face of a busy
| holiday season), we are reminded of how important it is for
| us to grow CVE to a credible size.  Your hard work is what
| makes this happen!
| Hopefully we can meet the ambitious goal getting 500
| entries by Y2K.
| 'best
| Dave
| -------- Original Message --------
| Dear Sir or Ma'am,
| I recently ran a search through the CVE dB and while I found the
| number of vulnerabilities interesting for my particular subject
| matter, I must admit I am a bit disappointed that there appears to be
| very little depth in the listings of the actual vulnerabilities.
| -------- Original Message --------

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