[LINK] OSS means slower patches
Deus Ex Machina
vicc at cia.com.au
Thu Sep 22 09:51:06 EST 2005
whatever happened to open source being the perfect way of life?
and many eye make all bugs shallow???
how can all these bugs creep past so many eyes?
"It's about time somebody stood up to the legions of open source zealots
and told them that their cherished view of "many eyes makes bugs
shallow" is little more than McCarthy-like jingoism rather than a solid
foundation for security"
Howard Lowndes [lannet at lannet.com.au] wrote:
> A twist on this thread.
> Over at El Reg there is a report of a vuln in Firefox running on FC4 or
> RHEL4 that will allow shell script access.
> It seems that the vuln was discovered by an Aussie, Peter Zelezny and
> was reported on 6 Sep. The fix looks to have been announced yesterday
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=307185 after having been
> checked through other Mozilla products.
> The 15 days to fix here rather makes a lie of Symantec's 54 day average.
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> When you just want a system that works, you choose Linux;
> When you want a system that just works, you choose Microsoft.
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