[arch-dev-public] Bug reports for security issues fixed by updates

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Tue Feb 4 23:01:59 EST 2014

Hi all,

Can we get a clear policy about bug reports for security issues?

If a user opens a bug report saying "Update foo to version xxx fixes
CVE-xxxx-xxx", that will be closed.  However, if the open a bug report
"Package foo is affected by CVE-xxxx-xxx", and do not mention the update
is the fix, no-one has an issue about it.

I propose that any bug that has security implications should not be
closed until the bug is fixed.  Whether or not an update is the correct
fix should not matter.


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