The FreeBSD security team has sent out a
holiday card of sorts
to its users. "No, the Grinch didn't steal
the FreeBSD security officer GPG key, and your eyes aren't deceiving you:
We really did just send out 5 security advisories.
" The motivating
factor appears to be this
in telnetd; anybody who exposes a telnet port to the net
on FreeBSD is currently open to a remote root exploit. The number of
LWN readers doing so must be tiny (if, indeed, it's nonzero), but it seems
worthwhile to get the word out there anyway.
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