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On Tuesday 20 September 2005 18:15, Thierry Carrez wrote:
> Carsten Lohrke wrote:
> > This is indeed a problem. But the user expects a single point of
> > information about vulnerabilities from a distribution - and he's
> > absolutely right to do so.
> No, the user expects a single information channel. If we release Kernel
> alerts (GLKAs) in the same media as GLSAs (gentoo-announce, forums and
> RSS feed) he will get both. We can even name them "GLSAs" if that makes
> you feel better. They just won't have the same contents and won't be
> used by the same tools (see my explanation about glsa-check dealing with
> installed packages rather than with currently used kernel).
I think you got me wrong here, I meant absolutely the same as you. The point
is I never saw any GLKA and no GLSA regarding kernel issues for quite a while
and while I do not follow the kernel development closely and kiss.gentoo.org
results in 404 since some time, I'm pretty sure there is quite a number of
open vulnerabilities - at least in the latest stable 2.4.x kernel.
> Thing is, we can't fix all kernel issues in time for *any* source. By
> listing vulnerabilities rather than fixes, we :
What's the reason? The kernel is of course a bit more critical than Does the
kernel herd need more time fixing and testing, do the arch herds need more
time testing, lack of man power?