Root exploit for FreeBSD
M. Warner Losh
imp at bsdimp.com
Sat Dec 12 23:36:00 UTC 2009
In message: <20091210095122.a164bf95.wmoran at potentialtech.com>
Bill Moran <wmoran at potentialtech.com> writes:
: In response to Anton Shterenlikht <mexas at bristol.ac.uk>:
: > >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:
: > http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Root-exploit-for-FreeBSD-873352.html
: 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.
And many of them were for code supplied by others...
: If he can find something (other than OpenBSD) with a better record than
: that, I'd love to hear about it.
Are you sure that OpenBSD has a better record?
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