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    SubjectRe: thoughts on kernel security issues
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    * Barry K. Nathan:

    > On Thu, Jan 13, 2005 at 04:53:31AM +0100, Marek Habersack wrote:
    >> archived mail message or a webpage with the patch. Hoping he'll find the
    >> fixes in the vendor kernels, he goes to download source packages from SuSe,
    >> RedHat or Trustix, Debian, Ubuntu, whatever and discovers that it is as easy
    >> to find the patch there as it is to fish it out of the vanilla kernel patch
    >> for the new version. Frustrating, isn't it? Not to mention that he might
    >
    > http://linux.bkbits.net is your friend.
    >
    > Each patch (including security fixes) in the mainline kernels (2.4 and
    > 2.6) appears there as an individual, clickable link with a description
    > (e.g. "1.1551 Paul Starzetz: sys_uselib() race vulnerability
    > (CAN-2004-1235)").

    This is the exception. Usually, changelogs are cryptic, often
    deliberately so. Do you still remember Alan's DMCA protest
    changelogs?
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