Re: Why no security updates for Linux?
From: Michael Heiming (michael+USENET_at_www.heiming.de)
Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2005 10:15:28 +0200
In comp.os.linux.security Robert Glueck <email@example.com>:
> This is a beginner's question. I've been using Xandros v.2.0.1 for
> almost a year, and during that time Xandros has issued only one "general
> security update". That was in July 2004, nine months ago. Surely,
> since that time security vulnerabilities and bugs must have been
> discovered in the kernel (v.2.4.22) and/or in the hundreds of pieces of
> software that make up the Xandros Standard distribution that would
> require patches or fixes. Yet no word on that from Xandros.
Strange, there are at least 114 security related updates
concerning RHEL 3.0 this year (2005) in addition to the numerous
security updates 2004. Looks like there's some problem with your
updates or Xandros isn't really serious about security? Never
used this distro.
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