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Bug#81118: base: Wishlist: High security base system (or separate add-on package)

On 01-01-04 Anthony Towns wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 04, 2001 at 01:09:34PM +0100, Christian Kurz wrote:
> > > don't be so sure, i recently saw someone on -devel get yelled at for
> > > saying portmap is not secure.  
> > Well, I would suggest, that those people who yell me for this, either do
> > a audit of portmap and present it on -devel or shut up.

> Oh, and for reference, portmap hasn't has a security update forever
> while I've been maintaining it. Heck, there don't seem to have been any
> changes to portmap since 1997. But hey, feel free to make the traditional
> baseless accusations of insecurity, whatever.

Oh, are you sure that you are not forgetting those nfs and rpc-bugs that
are all only possible due to some running portmap? Also I remember a bug
in portmap that has been found 1998. And I'm still not convinced that
portmap is secure until it has been fully audited.

          Debian Developer and Quality Assurance Team Member
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