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Date:      Fri, 11 Dec 2009 01:42:36 -0600
From:      "Sam Fourman Jr." <sfourman@gmail.com>
To:        Bill Moran <wmoran@potentialtech.com>
Cc:        freebsd-current@freebsd.org, Anton Shterenlikht <mexas@bristol.ac.uk>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Root exploit for FreeBSD
Message-ID:  <11167f520912102342y349ebf03tccf886da0ecf53e9@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <20091210095122.a164bf95.wmoran@potentialtech.com>
References:  <20091210144141.GB834@mech-cluster241.men.bris.ac.uk> <20091210095122.a164bf95.wmoran@potentialtech.com>

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On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 8:51 AM, Bill Moran <wmoran@potentialtech.com> wrot=
e:
> In response to Anton Shterenlikht <mexas@bristol.ac.uk>:
>
>> >From my information security manager:
>>
>> =A0 =A0 =A0 FreeBSD isn't much used within the University (I understand)=
 and has a
>> =A0 =A0 =A0 (comparatively) poor security record. Most recently, for exa=
mple:
>>
>> =A0 =A0 =A0 http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Root-exploit-for-=
FreeBSD-873352.html
>
> Are you trying to make your infosec guy look like an idiot? =A0Does he
> realize that FreeBSD has a grand total of 16 security problems for all
> of 2009? =A0Hell, Microsoft has that many in an average month.
>
> If he can find something (other than OpenBSD) with a better record than
> that, I'd love to hear about it.

Either your infosec guy is close to incompetent or this is flame bait.
I have tried looking around and OpenBSD appears to be the undisputed
#1 track record in terms of security and FreeBSD is #2 (I didn't count
dragonflyBSD)
Linux is Just horrible, and Windows well enough said :)

Sam Fourman Jr.
Fourman Networks



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