reporter on deadline seeks comment about reported security bug in FreeBSD

Mikel King mikel.king at
Mon Sep 14 21:22:03 UTC 2009

On Sep 14, 2009, at 3:12 PM, Dan Goodin wrote:

> Hello,
> Dan Goodin, a reporter at technology news website The Register.  
> Security
> researcher Przemyslaw Frasunek says versions 6.x through 6.4 of  
> FreeBSD
> has a security bug. He says he notified the FreeBSD Foundation on  
> August
> 29 and never got a response. We'll be writing a brief article about
> this. Please let me know ASAP if someone cares to comment.
> Kind regards,
> Dan Goodin
> 415-495-5411

Hasn't 6.x been End Of Lifed? I mean considering that 8.0 is expected  
to be released either later this month or early next, and 6.x will be  
officially retired at that time, is it possible that this was  
overlooked? Personally I don't think it's ever good to overlook  
security, especially in the case of a root exploit.

Mikel King
CEO, Olivent Technologies
Senior Editor, Daemon News
Columnist, BSD Magazine
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Medford, NY 11763


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