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Comment: Re:Fishing for vulnerabilities (Score 1) 103

by kula.shinoda (#21784360) Attached to: Vulnerability Numerology - Defective by Design?

As author of GeSHi I can confirm this is basically how things played out. I sent Secunia a very irate e-mail asking them basically WTF they were smoking, and as far as I can tell they didn't publish a vulnerability for it.

They've tried on other projects I've been on, such as Mahara. They went trolling through the changelogs of old releases for the word 'security', and hit a git commit that fixed security being too tight on something - and sent an automated email saying they wanted more information about the vulnerability so they could put it in their database! They got another irate e-mail about that one.

Secunia, in my experience, are scum looking to justify their existence rather than actually help.

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