FreeBSD IPSec stack contains backdoors?

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Wed Dec 15 17:55:46 UTC 2010

This is not so clear !

We should ask competent persons like Colin Percival… the FreeBSD Security Officer since 2005. 
He would have a point of view much more precise than anyone of us could have. 


Le 15 déc. 2010 à 15:23, Victor Lyapunov a écrit :

> Hi folks,
> Recently OpenBSD developer Gregory Perry disclosed information about
> possible backdoors in OpenBSD IPSec stack (see
> In particular,
> Gregory Perry, who has been working on a OpenBSD -ish implementation
> of IPSec says a number of backdoors have been introduced into the
> code.
> As far as I am aware, FreeBSD contains considerable amount of code
> ported from OpenBSD. The question is: was the FreeBSD's ipsec code
> ported from OpenBSD's implementation? If so, what might be the impact
> of this?
> Thanks,
> Victor Lyapunov.
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