FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-05:01.telnet

Will Yardley freebsd-security at
Mon Mar 28 13:24:08 PST 2005

On Mon, Mar 28, 2005 at 07:52:14PM +0000, FreeBSD Security Advisories wrote:

[ Not sure else where to follow up to - I don't want to bug the security
team directly about this, so just writing the list for now ]

> b) Execute the following commands as root:
> # cd /usr/src
> # patch < /path/to/patch

On my home machine (5.3-RELEASE) this failed - I had to go to 
/usr/src/contrib/telnet/telnet for the patch to apply.

> c) Rebuild the operating system as described in
> <URL:>.

Just curious... why is it necessary to rebuild the whole operating
system? Normally, the security advisories just have you rebuild the
program in question - wouldn't that have sufficed here?


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