Root exploit for FreeBSD

Daniel Braniss danny at
Fri Dec 11 07:13:06 UTC 2009

> >From my information security manager:
> 	FreeBSD isn't much used within the University (I understand)

I sometimes wonder the validity of such statements, since
we use it on 99% of our servers, the work-stations run Linux.
Then again, we are concidered a more theoretical than practical school :-)

                                                                     and has a
> 	(comparatively) poor security record. Most recently, for example:

as many have explained, connecting a computer to the network has its risks,
and FreeBSD has a great security record.

my 2c.

Daniel Braniss					e-mail: danny at
Manager of Computing Facilities
The Selim and Rachel Benin School of		phone:  +972 2 658 4385
Engineering and Computer Science		Fax:    +972 2 561 7723
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Edmond Safra Campus, Givat Ram, Israel

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