Root exploit for FreeBSD

Bill Moran wmoran at
Thu Dec 10 14:51:24 UTC 2009

In response to Anton Shterenlikht <mexas at>:

> >From my information security manager:
> 	FreeBSD isn't much used within the University (I understand) and has a
> 	(comparatively) poor security record. Most recently, for example:

Are you trying to make your infosec guy look like an idiot?  Does he
realize that FreeBSD has a grand total of 16 security problems for all
of 2009?  Hell, Microsoft has that many in an average month.

If he can find something (other than OpenBSD) with a better record than
that, I'd love to hear about it.

Bill Moran

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