Bug 86205 - Advisories from Red Hat Japan is irresponsible.
Advisories from Red Hat Japan is irresponsible.
Product: Red Hat Satellite 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Documentation (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Clay Murphy
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: Documentation, Security
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Reported: 2003-03-17 03:36 EST by Kazutoshi Morioka
Modified: 2009-08-19 23:02 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-04-23 21:32:55 EDT
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Description Kazutoshi Morioka 2003-03-17 03:36:32 EST
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Description of problem:
Security advisories from Red Hat Japan is translated into japanese.
But they contain full of misreadings and mistranslations.
Thus, they are totally irresponsible.

For example, recent sendmail's buffer overflow,
says, (sorry japanese charactores)
"We are advised that there is vulnerability can be theoretically proofed, but no
real threat is considerable (re-translated by me)"

No! I can't believe this.
I think that statement is mistranslated from RHSA-2003:073-06
"We are advised that a proof-of-concept exploit is known to exist,
but is not believed to be in the wild."

「Red Hat Linux 8.0では、Sendmail
"Red Hat Linux 8.0 contains sendmail 8.12.8.
So, there is no problem with this vulnerability (re-translated by me)"

No, again! Red Hat 8.0 contains sendmail-8.12.5!
This statement is mistranslated from
"For Red Hat Linux 8.0 we have included Sendmail version 8.12.8
which is not vulnerable to these issues."

As we seen,
Red Hat Japan has PRE-SCHOOL-LEVEL english skill.
And no one can check this incorrect advisory in two weeks.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Wait for new security advisory.
2. Wait for japanese translation.
3. Read it.

Actual Results:  You got totally irresponsible informations.

Expected Results:  You got acceptably reliable informations.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Clay Murphy 2003-03-18 17:32:03 EST
Although this bug is out of my realm of expertise, I'm ushering it to
resolution. The advisory translators (at RH Japan) have been notified of the
errors and are working to correct them. They expect new translations posted
Wednesday, March 19th. I will update this bug as soon as I get confirmation from
them the fixes have been made.
Comment 2 Clay Murphy 2003-03-26 14:09:30 EST
Chun Ye of Red Hat - Japan says the advisory has been updated. The message reads:
Hello Clay,

  we have corrected one translation and updated our WEB on March 24,
sorry for the delay. (I out of office from March 23 to March 25.)

  please tell me if you any questions.


叶 純(Chun Ye)

Please look and see if this resolves the issue.
Comment 3 Clay Murphy 2003-04-23 21:32:55 EDT
Apparently this is good to go.

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