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Date:      Thu, 10 Dec 2009 09:51:22 -0500
From:      Bill Moran <wmoran@potentialtech.com>
To:        Anton Shterenlikht <mexas@bristol.ac.uk>
Cc:        freebsd-current@freebsd.org, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Root exploit for FreeBSD
Message-ID:  <20091210095122.a164bf95.wmoran@potentialtech.com>
In-Reply-To: <20091210144141.GB834@mech-cluster241.men.bris.ac.uk>
References:  <20091210144141.GB834@mech-cluster241.men.bris.ac.uk>

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In response to Anton Shterenlikht <mexas@bristol.ac.uk>:

> >From my information security manager:
> 
> 	FreeBSD isn't much used within the University (I understand) and has a
> 	(comparatively) poor security record. Most recently, for example:
> 
> 	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?  Does he
realize that FreeBSD has a grand total of 16 security problems for all
of 2009?  Hell, 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.

-- 
Bill Moran
http://www.potentialtech.com
http://people.collaborativefusion.com/~wmoran/



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