Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 09:37:54 +0100 (CET) From: "Pierre-Yves Rofes" <py@...too.org> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: code review CVS On Thu, February 21, 2008 7:24 am, Vincent Danen wrote: > * [2008-02-20 17:51:47 -0800] Kees Cook wrote: > >>> I like the patch idea, however. A "vendor patch" database of sorts >>> would be nice (would save me from hunting from, say, ubuntu packages >>> for >>> a patch for something they already fixed, or looking at ubuntu for one, >>> and SUSE for another because of version differences). >> >>I'd really like to have at least a "how to find a patch for [distro], >>release [version]". I have an easier time finding Debian patches, >>for example, since http://snapshot.debian.net/ exists. Ubuntu is a >>bit less patch-hunter-friendly in that regard, but we try to alway keep >>patches external to from the source tree, so they're easy to locate from >>change logs. Doing this with src.rpms follows a similar convention, >>but can sometimes get tricky too. Finding them can sometimes be a chore >>-- I always bang my head when looking for RHEL src.rpms. :) [...] > And I'd *love* to see what the Gentoo folks will link to.. =) They have > to be the biggest head-scratcher for me. > It's true that we currently don't have a centralized place for patches, maybe we should work something out. For now, I'd say that the best option is to use: http://sources.gentoo.org/viewcvs.py/gentoo-x86/<category>/<pkg>/ Then all patches should be in the "files" directory. e.g. you want the last patch for an integer overflow in tcpdump, you'll find it in: http://sources.gentoo.org/viewcvs.py/gentoo-x86/net-analyzer/tcpdump/files/ But FYI, we generally use the patches from Debian :) -- Pierre-Yves Rofes Gentoo Linux Security Team
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