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

On Wednesday 2 February 2000, at 11 h 40, the keyboard of Pierre Beyssac 
<beyssac@enst.fr> wrote:

> Please READ the mails we sent; this is not about the MBR of the
> boot floppy, this is about the MBR of the HARDDISK as installed by
> default.

Adam was not talking about the boot floppy but about the "boot-floppies" 
package, which he is in charge of. This package is responsible for the 
installation floppies or CD and hence the question of the default MBR 
installed is his responsability.

[Adam, I disagree with the much too fast change of the severity.]

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