[VIM] Tuesday flood

Steven M. Christey coley at linus.mitre.org
Wed Feb 14 19:31:20 EST 2007

On Wed, 14 Feb 2007, Gadi Evron wrote:

> On Wed, 14 Feb 2007, security curmudgeon wrote:
> >
> > disclosures from the big vendors and pronouncing this as some 'perfect
> > storm' of disclosure.
> >
> > Al Pacino will star as Steve Christey, Christian Slater as Jericho.
> >
> I fear who you will ask to play me.

Guest starring Gadi Evron as himself, of course!  The DVD commentary by
the director will be filled with veiled references to "tension on the

I like Brian's idea (perfect storm, brilliant!), and it feels like a
pattern, but... does anybody have the data to figure this out
automatically without manual data collection?  CVE keeps the initial
disclosure date and that's about it, so at best, we could only spot
disclosures that came from vendor advisories.  We don't record when each
vendor actually released an advisory.  Brian Krebs probably has some data
on that, but only for a couple vendors.

On a semi-related note, I breezed through some CVE stats a day or two ago
to see which days were most popular for disclosure, overall.  It used to
be Wednesday, but the past couple years it's been Tuesday.  Both Microsoft
and Oracle release on Tuesdays, so that might be a part of the increase.
Mozilla released on Tuesday in December and November, but Thursday in
September and July.  Apple does Tuesdays, but not all the time.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are always at the bottom of the list, in that
order.  I can dig 'em up if people are interested.

- Steve

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