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Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:26:41 +0200
From: Hanno Böck <hanno@...eck.de>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: Estimate for the total number of exploitable
 bugs in large linux distro?

On Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:34:01 +0300
Georgi Guninski <guninski@...inski.com> wrote:

> What is an estimate for the total number of exploitable bugs in large
> linux distro?
> 
> Also, does the total number decrease, increase or change in other way
> over time?

There's nothing anywhere close to being a reliable data collection to
answer questions like these.

People tend to base these things on CVE counts, which is the Infosec
equivalent of astrology or homeopathy. Yet that doesn't stop
universities and other "respectably looking" institutions to fall for
this trap on a regular basis.

-- 
Hanno Böck
https://hboeck.de/

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