Security: OpenWRT vs. Debian [Was:] Re: Linux router AP with reserved IPs on wlan0?
On Mon, 8 Feb 2021 06:41:23 -0500
Dan Ritter <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Gregory Seidman wrote:
> > If you want a Linux router/AP, I recommend OpenWRT over Debian. It runs on
> Debian gets security updates in a timely manner (for stable).
> How's OpenWRT's security team?
I'm not sure if this is a genuine question or a rhetorical one (sorry -
tone doesn't always come across well in email), but OpenWRT does have a
security process, with advisories, bug fixes, etc.:
I suspect the process may not be as good as Debian's, but they do fix
at least some serious bugs fairly quickly. E.g., if I'm reading the
following pages correctly, the Debian DSAs for the recent serious set of
dnsmasq vulnerabilities went out on Feb. 4, whereas OpenWRT issued its
Security Advisory on Jan. 19: