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Posted Feb 22, 2010 1:17 UTC (Mon) by vonbrand (guest, #4458)
In reply to: Release notes by ajb
Parent article: Release notes

How on earth would our gracious editor (or anybody else for that matter) make sure the fix has *no* security implications?

Besides, this being the patches vetted for inclusion in -stable, it stands to reason that most (all?) are potentially very serious (that is not the same as "all-around security relevant")

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Posted Feb 22, 2010 7:16 UTC (Mon) by ajb (subscriber, #9694) [Link]

By being conservative. It would always be safe to leave off the mark, if it marks non-security critical patches. Whereas currently many patches which are probably are security critical don't get marked. A non-security-critical mark could probably only be applied to feature additions. Release notes

Posted Feb 22, 2010 17:11 UTC (Mon) by vonbrand (guest, #4458) [Link]

How is "leave off the not-sensitive mark" different from what goes on today? Just to be on the safe side, as a developer/integrator I'd leave it off always... and as a consumer I'd presume all patches in -stable are potentially security sensitive, just like today.

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