I found an heap overflow exploit for a vulnerability in git servers. This lead to lucrative operations on various bug bounty programs (GitHub already promised to put me in their top 10).

When it was corrected recently, the case of remote code execution wasn’t identified.
As result, many Linux distributions as well as mainline commercial products like Apple osx still ship affected versions.

So, I think it’s time to make a great publicity around the vulnerability and that a CVE shared across all can would be the best way to achieve this.

This would just take age if I need to contact them all.

Update :

For those seeking about the details, just wait my profile to appear on the main page of this site. I also won’t attempt anything as long as the issue isn’t fixed with the vendor.

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    cve.mitre.org/cve/request_id.html is the formal documentation. Please be responsible with your disclosure, especially if you've found something as dangerous as you claim. Work with the vendors before releasing publically.
    – Ohnana
    Dec 11, 2015 at 2:48
  • @Ohnana : I can’t talk with every vendors. I’m a student who is no longer on vacation (next time is in february). I think it’s time to advertise (as soon as the last bounty will be awarded to me). Dec 11, 2015 at 2:52
  • MITRE is the top-most CNA. Talk to them, and see if they can help you. Unfortunately, disclosure done right takes time. CERT and other teams may be able to lighten your load.
    – Ohnana
    Dec 11, 2015 at 2:53
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    As @Ohana mentioned, report the vulnerability to CERT. It's not an email, it's an online form. They'll coordinate with the vendor for you, and get a CVE number assigned.
    – Xander
    Dec 11, 2015 at 19:59
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    It isn't magical self creating software. It has maintainers, which are the same thing.
    – Xander
    Dec 11, 2015 at 20:04

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As Ohnana also mentioned the way to request a formal CVE is through their intake form.


Details from a current snapshot of that website

Main Methods Contact one of the officially recognized CVE Numbering Authorities (CNAs), which will then include a CVE Identifier number in its initial public announcement about your new vulnerability.

Or, contact an emergency response team such as CERT/CC, etc., post the information to mailing lists such as Bugtraq, or provide the information to a vulnerability analysis team.

Alternative Method If you are unable to obtain a CVE Identifier number via the main methods above, you may request a CVE Identifier number directly from the CVE project. To reserve a CVE Identifier number before publicizing a new vulnerability, vulnerability researchers may contact [email protected] and we will provide you with our "CVE-ID Reservation Guidelines for Researchers" document. We will then work with you to assign a CVE Identifier number for the issue while you work through the process of publicly disclosing the vulnerability.

Please review the Researcher Responsibilities. https://cve.mitre.org/cve/cna.html#researcher_responsibilities

Adding a link to the CVE FAQ. https://cve.mitre.org/about/faqs.html

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    Once a ᴄᴠᴇ ɪᴅ is assigned and bug fixed into master, how much time does it takes to get ᴄᴠᴇ details published ? Mar 5, 2016 at 12:48
  • I'm wondering the same thing as @user2284570. Can you add the info to your answer please?
    – Aaron Esau
    Feb 28, 2017 at 6:59
  • At this time it appears there are no timeline guarantees for any part of the CVE ID granting process. I think it's because there are multiple CNA's and/or it's an internal process metric that doesn't appear to be documented publically. Mar 1, 2017 at 5:26

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