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

From: Will Yardley (
Date: 03/28/05

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    Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2005 13:24:08 -0800

    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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