Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 00:19:53 +0200 From: Hanno Böck <hanno@...eck.de> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Linux kernels and security issues? Hi, As we know, the linux kernel guys have security policies one can find questionable. Though, I'm asking myself how to handle that? For 188.8.131.52, I read (here) that an exploit is floating around (can be found on milw0rm) - so I pretty much noted that it's probably a good idea to update. Now we have 184.108.40.206 and I don't know if I should update again - I have some production servers where I'd like to avoid rebooting too often. The Changelog of a kernel minor release usually consists of several dozent entries - with lots of them I don't understand. What I'd like to have is a short list of all security relevant changes, including some information giving me hints if I may be affected (i.e. affects core functionality or only a driver, filesystem, protocol I may or may not use). Is there some place in the net providing such information? If someone (ocert?) wants to do the free software world a big favor, this would be really a great service. -- Hanno Böck Blog: http://www.hboeck.de/ GPG: 3DBD3B20 Jabber/Mail: hanno@...eck.de http://ausdenaugenausdemsinn.de - Kein Sicherheitsrabatt für CO2-Speicher http://tinyurl.com/dceu73 - Internetzensur stoppen! http://schokokeks.org - professional webhosting Download attachment "signature.asc " of type "application/pgp-signature" (199 bytes)
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