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Cron - was Known vulnerabilities left open in Debian?

On Tue, 23 Mar 2004 08:19, Florian Weimer <fw@deneb.enyo.de> wrote:
> No, it's another example for a package which heavily deviates from
> upstream (AFAIK, upstream is defunct) and is now developed by the
> GNU/Linux distributions (and each variant has a slightly different
> features).  Despite this, the situation with cron is rather good;
> its complexity is not so high that it's close to impossible to port back
> security bugs.

Cron is a good candidate for a fork.  Cron is not THAT difficult in terms of 
coding, assembling a small team with representatives from all major 
distributions to maintain a fork of Vixie cron should be doable.

Another option is using Dillon cron or fcron as a replacement.

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