pdflib for php

Chris Hodgins chodgins at cis.strath.ac.uk
Thu Jan 20 04:33:45 PST 2005

Thanos Tsouanas wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 20, 2005 at 12:11:04PM +0200, Cristi Tauber wrote:
>>===>  pdflib-6.0.1 is forbidden: 
>>         Forbidden ? Why ? anyone ...
> Yes this one:  just follow the link.  (pretty obvious ;))
> If you insist in installing the port, 'un' break it manually.

Purely out of curiosity.. when a possible exploit such as this is
discovered in a port and a patch is provided, why is it not patched
immediately?  I understand that when a vulnerability is discovered it is
important to look for similar bugs in the file and also the entire port.
  Is this what takes the time or is it purely a maintainer finding the
time to update it?

Again this is just out of curiosity and not related to this port in


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