Root exploit for FreeBSD

Sam Fourman Jr. sfourman at
Fri Dec 11 07:42:37 UTC 2009

On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 8:51 AM, Bill Moran <wmoran at> wrote:
> 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.

Either your infosec guy is close to incompetent or this is flame bait.
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
Linux is Just horrible, and Windows well enough said :)

Sam Fourman Jr.
Fourman Networks

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