portaudit reports: how to exclude a specific vulnerability

Michael C. Shultz ringworm01 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 30 23:55:04 PST 2005

On Sunday 30 October 2005 22:45, you wrote:
> G'day.  I am relatively new to FreeBSD, but failed to find an answer to
> this question in the handbook, manual pages, or other references about
> portaudit:
> At the moment, portaudit is reporting one vulnerability on my system,
> with the 'p5-Crypt-OpenPGP' package.
> There isn't, apparently, a release of this package available that
> resolves the issue.
> I have checked the advisory and I am quite happy that the specific
> problem is not going to hurt here, so I don't mind that the
> theoretically vulnerable version is installed.[1]
> I can't work out how to tell portaudit to stop bothering me about this
> particular vulnerability, though.
> Can I ask it to exclude a vulnerability, or (ever better) a
> vulnerability/package combination, from reports?
I think this will do it, put it in /etc/make.conf

.if ${.CURDIR:M*/security/p5-Crypt-OpenPGP}


> I specifically /don't/ want to exclude the package from auditing,
> though, since I want to know if another security issue turns up for it.
> Thanks,
>        Daniel
> Footnotes:
> [1]  The specific issue is a cryptographic weakness that needs a
>      specific and particularly unlikely bit of code written by us before
>      it actually does anything.  Not, as they say, going to happen.
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