latest security advisory and 5.1R

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Wed Mar 3 05:29:19 PST 2004

On Wed, Mar 03, 2004 at 08:24:43AM -0500, Ed Budd wrote:

> Can anyone confirm whether 5.1R is affected by yesterday's
> security advisory (FreeBSD-SA-04:04.tcp)? 
> On the one hand it says that this affects "All FreeBSD releases" but on
> the other hand only lists STABLE, 5.2, 5.2.1, 4.9 and 4.8 under
> "corrected". Does this mean it IS affected but not yet fixed on those
> versions?

As it says: all FreeBSD releases are affected.  Fixes have been
released for all supported versions of the OS, and detailed in the
advisory.  It's possible that those fixes will be back-ported to older
versions, but you can't afford to assume so.  Besides, you read the
comments about "New Technology Releases" and "suitable for early
adopters only" when you installed 5.1-RELEASE didn't you?  Now that
5.2.1-RELEASE is out, you should probably upgrade.



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