RHEL, kernel vulnerabilities, and days of risk
Posted Mar 24, 2005 1:26 UTC (Thu) by brianomahoney
Parent article: RHEL, kernel vulnerabilities, and days of risk
There are three, orthogonal, conclusions to be drawn from all this nonsense:
1. Security is now a REAL purchase descriminator, and M$ is scared,
2. The PHB effect is alive and well, M$ exploits FUD and flawed statistics.
3. Re-learned lessons eg a non-executable stack, enforced by hardware;
tools like the Stanford checker, professional development and peer review
The reality though is practical experience; I have been on the broadband,
always on, internet since 1992, and though I see a lot of intrusion attempts, mostly pathetic, in the logs I have had NO 0, problems with SunOS on sparc or Linux on ia32.
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