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Re: CVE Current States

Sadly I too will not make the call today.

Kent Landfield

> On Jun 14, 2017, at 12:17 PM, Art Manion <amanion@cert.org> wrote:
>> On 2017-06-14 10:25, Coffin, Chris wrote:
>> Here is what I think we are driving to in this thread. We can 
>> discuss more on the call today if needed.
> I won't make the call today, here's some input.
> 1. When we're ready, publicly document states, including a state 
> transition diagram.  A colleague of mine started one but it's not 
> quite ready to share.
>> STATE:UNASSIGNED: A CVE that has never been RESERVED. The CVE master 
>> list provides an error message in the case that someone attempts to 
>> view this CVE ID.
>> Example: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=cve-2001-10000
>> STATE_DETAIL:N/A (I don't believe it would ever be needed)
> This is the default state, correct?  This state should never appear 
> in a CVE data record?
>> STATE:RESERVED: A CVE Identifier (CVE ID) is marked as "RESERVED" 
>> when it has been reserved for use by a CVE Numbering Authority (CNA) 
>> or security researcher, but the details of it are not yet populated.
>> Example: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2000-1253
>> STATE_DETAIL:CNA_ALLOCATED - Provided as part of a block request to 
>> a CNA
>> STATE_DETAIL:ASSIGNED - assigned to a vulnerability
> Are these finite state details?  If reserved, must also be 
> cna_allocated or assigned, state detail can't be empty?
>> STATE:REJECT: A CVE ID listed as "REJECT" is a CVE ID that is not 
>> accepted as a CVE ID. The reason a CVE ID is marked REJECT will most 
>> often be stated in the description of the CVE ID.
>> Example: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2017-8784
>> STATE_DESCRIPTION: // probably the only STATE where this is required
> Again, is state detail required?
> If duplicate or merged, must description note the other IDs involved?
>> STATE:POPULATED: The CVE entry has been published with at least a 
>> minimum amount of detail and at least one public reference.
>> Example: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2017-0002
>> STATE_DETAIL:N/A (I don't believe it would ever be needed)
> There is currently a PUBLIC state I think.  Is populated replacing 
> public?
> Regards,
> - Art

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