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From: JD Horelick <jdhore1@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-security@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-security] No GLSA since January?!?
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2011 16:58:44
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-security] No GLSA since January?!? by Christoph Jasinski
On 26 August 2011 12:43, Christoph Jasinski <Krzysiek@×××.net> wrote:
> Dear Christian > > Everything is secure. No reason to write GLSAs or to panic. ;) > > > Chris > > Am 26.08.2011 um 18:12 schrieb Christian Kauhaus: > >> Hi, >> >> I'm wondering that may favorite Linux distro hasn't had any security announcements since January. In my opinion this is really problematic. At our company we try to convince prospective customers to host their applications on our Gentoo servers. When asked about security incident handling, I have to say: "They state 'Security is a primary focus' on their website, but they don't inform their users." Not very convincing. >> >> So what is the roadblock that hinders GLSA creation? Is there any way to get the GLSAs into working order again? >> >> Regards >> >> Christian >> >> -- >> Dipl.-Inf. Christian Kauhaus <>< · kc@××××××.com · systems administration >> gocept gmbh & co. kg · forsterstraße 29 · 06112 halle (saale) · germany >> · tel +49 345 1229889 11 · fax +49 345 1229889 1 >> Zope and Plone consulting and development >> > > >
I'm sorry, but I disagree with that. I've been an (unofficial) x86 Archtester for only 2 weeks or so and since then, i've seen more than a few stabilizations needed to address security issues. Also, i've noticed this same problem of not seeing many/any GLSA's in recent history. As an example, in the past month, Debian has had 13 security advisories. I personally doubt that we (Gentoo) don't have to worry about ANY of those 13 advisories...


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Re: [gentoo-security] No GLSA since January?!? "Daniel A. Avelino" <daavelino@×××××.com>