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Re: security patches for PowerPC ?



On Wed, Nov 06, 2002 at 11:52:56 +0100, K. Reid Wightman composed:
> On Wed, 2002-11-06 at 10:46, jens francke wrote:
> > hmm as far as i noticed they come delyed a few hours max. most of time 
> > on the same date when i386 appear,
> > 
> > so shouldnt be a problem ;)
> 
> Yep, I've noticed the same thing.  PPC patches come out the same day (or
> within a few hours).  In really rare cases, the patch may be delayed a
> day or two (like kghostview recently, but it may have just been my
> mirror...).  Kudos to all the ppc port package maintainers. 
> 
> You get a little bit of 'security through obscurity' by using ppc as
> your webserver too...most exploits that script kiddiez use have x86
> assembler only.  So the exploits segfault your server when it tries to
> run instructions that aren't for it, but at least some 12 year-old
> doesn't have root on your system.

too true, too true hehehe :)

simon
 
> Cheers,
> Reid




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