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Date:      Thu, 10 Dec 2009 16:09:57 +0100
From:      Andreas Rudisch <cyb.@gmx.net>
To:        Anton Shterenlikht <mexas@bristol.ac.uk>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Root exploit for FreeBSD
Message-ID:  <20091210160957.a91f973a.cyb.@gmx.net>
In-Reply-To: <20091210144141.GB834@mech-cluster241.men.bris.ac.uk>
References:  <20091210144141.GB834@mech-cluster241.men.bris.ac.uk>

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On Thu, 10 Dec 2009 14:41:41 +0000
Anton Shterenlikht <mexas@bristol.ac.uk> wrote:

> FreeBSD isn't much used within the University (I understand) and has a
> (comparatively) poor security record.

In comparison to what it is supposed to have a poor security record?

> Most recently, for example:
> http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Root-exploit-for-FreeBSD-87335=
2.html

Yes, and?

http://docs.freebsd.org/cgi/getmsg.cgi?fetch=3D0+0+archive/2009/freebsd-sec=
urity-notifications/20091206.freebsd-security-notifications

http://security.freebsd.org/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-09:16.rtld.asc

Andreas
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