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Re: 'exim', version '4.69', is out of date

On Wed, 09 Dec 2009 12:16:01 +0000, Tzafrir Cohen wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 09, 2009 at 07:03:26AM +0000, Camaleón wrote:
>> - Debian Lenny (stable) is not a "rolling-update" distribution. So once
>> is released, it won't update packages just because there is a newer
>> version available "upstream". Lenny just get updated packages when
>> there is a security patch available for each of them. That is,
>> "officially" you will get only security updates. Whenever a new version
>> of any package is available (just the case of Exim) you can install it
>> "by hand" and at your own risk (by compiling, by using a backport
>> repository, by donwloading .deb file, etc...).
>> - Rkhunter is just doing its job: it advices you there is a newer
>> version available for those packages and that's right. Is up to you
>> upgrading them or not.
> No. Rkhunter is not doing its job. Most of the installations of Exim in
> the world are by now "out of date". Hence Rkhunter is more likely to
> generate a false warning. Or even worse: to encourge the user to install
> an unsupported package.

Well, but it is "a fact" that is oudated. And that is the warning 
Rkhunter is giving to the user. No more, no less.
>> I, personally, would not take any step :-)
> So you basically your hunter is crying "old wolf" and you ignore it.

I don't know how Rkhunter works, but it should be configurable so the 
user can select what kind of warning wants to receive.



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