Wheeler: Insecure open source software libraries?
Posted Apr 6, 2012 22:44 UTC (Fri) by khim
In reply to: Wheeler: Insecure open source software libraries?
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Quite the contrary, distributions usually push new library versions out aggressively.
Rilly? Let's check.
More often then not distribution includes some kind of obsolete version. This is not necessarily distribution's fault: if you'll just blindly update libraries then you'll probably disrupt tons of things, but this also means that if you don't bundle libraries with your application then you don't really know what version of library you are getting. And since there are tons of distros around the problem becomes quite severe.
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