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On 26 September 2010 11:31, Richard Freeman <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Gentoo has been vulnerable to a highly-publicized (Guardian, Slashdot,
> the works) local privilege escalation for almost two weeks now. (Well,
> it has been vulnerable for years, but of course we didn't know about it
> until two weeks ago.)
> In the bugzilla thread tracking the problem it has been mentioned a few
> times that the kernel does not receive GLSA support:
Kernels used to be covered in GLSAs.
I mourned the loss of kernel GLSAs quite a while back.
Kernels used to be included, but apparently it was too much work
getting all the version kernel versions in sync.
I used to have script that emailed me applicable GLSAs, and I never
heard that they stopped including the kernel, so I was miffed when I
I still don't understand why there isn't a single security alert point
of reference that covers everything on a Gentoo box though.
What would it take to get kernels included again?
PS. Hardened Gentoo still rocks though.