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Bug#56821: Important security hole: mbr allows anyone to boot from a floppy.

Le 2000-02-02, Ben Collins écrivait :

> Then the problem does not exist. I was pointing "lazy" to not checking
> that it was setup properly,

Is there any documentation whatsoever that the Debian installation
sets up a MBR which allows any user to boot from a floppy, which is
contrary to the usual, standard behaviour of MBRs that have been
found on PC computers for the past 15 years?

Furthermore, I believe providing an insecure system by default, and
leaving it up on administrators to guess the system's subtely non-standard
behaviours and fix them is not considered common practice (nor
good practice) within Debian.



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