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Re: [SECURITY] [DSA 2264-1] linux-2.6 security update

From: Eric d'Halibut <eric.halibut_at_nospam>
Date: Sun Jun 19 2011 - 03:28:25 GMT

Hi Dann,


On 6/18/11, dann frazier <> wrote:

> However, given the high frequency at which low-severity security
> issues are discovered in the kernel and the resource requirements of
> doing an update, updates for lower priority issues will normally not
> be released for all kernels at the same time.

That was quite an impressive gathering of vulns and fixs! From the
paragraph I just cited above, I conclude that one should *not
necessarily* take such a long list as evidence of an upsurge in
attacks against the Linux kernel.

Am I on the right track with that?

Or, perhaps, is there such an upsurge, only the rate of Debian
Security fixes is not a good indicator of that activity?

Or maybe there is some other completely different story, and I am just
way off! <g>

All best,

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