Manually setting up and parsing email notifications for security
vulnerabilities for all vendors is mighty annoying. It looks like the ICASI
CVRF <http://www.icasi.org/cvrf> Working Group thought the same thing back
in 2011 when they came up with this handy XML schema. I had not known of
this until yesterday and noticed that Cisco does a good job
<http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/cvrfListing.x> posting their
vulnerabilities in CVRF. Word on the streets is that Juniper
<https://twitter.com/junipersirt/status/70627418737610752> was at least
partially involved in CVRF as well. Brocade may have looked into it as well.
This does not seem like a difficult thing for vendors to do, but the
missing piece may be customer interest. I am hoping to drum up some
interest here -- maybe a few support requests would entice them to hand
this off to an intern and we could collectively do better at managing
vendor notifications. A tool <https://github.com/mschiffm/cvrfparse> to
parse CVRF is already floating about as well (mschiffm).