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Re: a question about BTS severities

Joey Hess <joey@kitenet.net> wrote:
> Herbert Xu wrote:
>> I disagree.  If a package causes a remote root exploit to be available, even
>> if it's only in a very specific configuration, I would say that it is critical.

> No, it's grave. All security bugs are grave, it's part of the definition of
> that priority. And later in my message, I said:

Actually, it should be critical if it's a root exploit.  Grave only includes
those that only comprise the user's account.

>   Similarly, I don't think a bug is grave if it makes a package unusable by 
>   just one person in an odd sitution. On the other hand, I think all security 
>   and data loss bugs are grave, even if only a few people can trigger them. 

Sorry for missing that bit.
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