[LINK] Re: Security Micro-HowTo vs. Adam's generalised Red
Wed, 16 Feb 2000 09:50:47 +1000
>What do you mean "the Red Hat kernel"?
>Redhat uses a standard Linux kernel with a few patches applied.
Seems to be the case.
>Some of these patches are from Redhat, others are from developers who
>maintain them in parallel to Linus' kernel development.
>All the patches are public, so you libelous suggestion that RedHat
>is deliberately inserting vulnerabilities into their product is
Problem is I can and have been able to get into R/H systems even with
ipchains and most port services closed. It only needs a visible IP address.
As I've already said, give me a letter of authority and an IP address in
your subnet and I'll demonstrate.
As to libelous, come on. People bag MS and never give it a second
consideration. If we get down to calling a personal or professional opinon
against or for a product libelous, then we might as well all shut up now.
You won't be able to talk about flowers in someone sgarden for fear they
might suer you!
>I've seen some pretty weird operating system advocacy, but this really
>takes the cake.
Problem is Red Hat itself has some nice features. I'm not against Red Hat
from an operational point of view, only a security point of view.