KERNEL - IMPORTANT

Richard Lightman richard at nezumi.plus.com
Sat Nov 23 09:16:04 PST 2002


* Adrian Smarzewski <adrians at aska.com.pl> [2002-11-23 17:02]:
> 
> But there are some patches on LFS book for stable releases of packages
> so maybe some security patches... maybe for the kernel... (?)
> 
Without these patches, the packages do not build/run. There is not
much choice about including them.

Including the patches as part of the book will make some people think
they have a secure system. Unfortunately the only way to keep a
system secure is to UNDERSTAND and deal with each issue as it arises.

Including the patches as part of the book will take time, and searching
the book for security related changes sounds like far to much effort.
If you just post to lfs-security when you find problems, people will
find out more quickly, and with less effort. ;-)


Richard

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