Announcement regarding FreeBSD Security advisories
FreeBSD Security Officer
security-officer at FreeBSD.ORG
Tue Jun 2 12:24:17 PDT 1998
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This document explains the policy currently in use by the FreeBSD
security officer with respect to security advisories.
FreeBSD provides security advisories. The advisories will cover
recent releases of FreeBSD. The security advisories will cover
the most recent official release of FreeBSD,
FreeBSD-stable, when 2 releases are based on it.
the previous FreeBSD-stable in case the new stable does not
yet have 2 releases based on it.
At this time, security advisories are available for:
Older releases will not be actively maintained.
You are encouraged to upgrade to one of the supported releases.
An advisory will be sent out when a security hole exists that is either being
actively abused (as indicated to us via reports from end users or CERT
like organizations), or when the security hole is public knowledge
(e.g. because a report has been posted to a public mailing list).
Like all development efforts, security fixes are first brought into the
FreeBSD-current branch. After a couple of days, the fix will be retrofitted
into the covered FreeBSD-stable branch(es). Then an advisory will
be sent out.
Advisories will be sent to the following FreeBSD mailing lists:
Advisories will always be signed using the FreeBSD security-officer PGP key.
This key can be found at
Advisories are archived at
Patches mentioned in advisories are archived (both signed and unsigned) at
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