Root exploit for FreeBSD
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Sat Dec 12 17:54:18 UTC 2009
2009/12/11 Kevin Oberman <oberman at es.net>:
>> Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2009 08:49:42 +0000
>> From: Matthew Seaman <m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk>
>> Sender: owner-freebsd-current at freebsd.org
>> Polytropon wrote:
>> > On Fri, 11 Dec 2009 01:42:36 -0600, "Sam Fourman Jr." <sfourman at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >> I have tried looking around and OpenBSD appears to be the undisputed
>> >> #1 track record in terms of security and FreeBSD is #2 (I didn't count
>> >> dragonflyBSD)
>> > VMS would be #0, then? :-)
>> I dunno. Haven't seen many MS-DOS exploits recently either...
> I'm sure that there are systems happily running MSDOS, but I bet not too
> many are networked.
> I know that there is still a lot of VMS out there and that it has
> remained a cash cow for HP. It lived on primarily in the banking and
> financial sector, though I guess the use is dropping since HP recently
> outsourced support to India and that lead to the retirement of the last
> of the original VMS developers, Andy Goldstein.
> Also, the the end of TECO as Andy was responsible for porting it to
> almost every platform DEC ever sold (RSX, RSTS, VMS, TOPS-10 and
> TOPS-20, RT-11, and several others) and continued to maintain it until
> his retirement. (Most readers of this list probably don't even remember
> And, for may years VMS had major network security problems, especially
> the infamous default DECNET/DECNET account that lead to may compromises
> and the second major network worm, Worms Against Nuclear Killers. (I
> won't use the acronym so as not to offend our British readers. I found
> out about that when the BBC interviewed me about it and I was told that
> I could not utter the word.)
Wow, I didn't know your side don't use that word... I thought I knew
about all the stereotypically British ones!
Do you guys have any curses or insults at all???
A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
Q: What is the most annoying thing in a mailing list?
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