[oe] samba-essential upgrade or remove?
Holger Hans Peter Freyther
holger+oe at freyther.de
Mon Mar 15 08:46:33 CET 2010
On Monday 15 March 2010 08:30:09 Frans Meulenbroeks wrote:
> Do we feel we have that responsibility?
> I didn't feel that sentiment when it came to removing other legacy
> recipes (some of which definitely also will have security issues).
> E.g. for openssl we have
> I'm pretty certain the last one will fix some vulnerabilities present
> in the first one.
Well you are comparing two different things here. One is having the _default_
of a recipe with known security issues, and one is keeping old non default
recipes with security issues.
If a distro maker decides to use an ancient version of OpenSSL it was his
choice, if he just typed bitbake foo-image and he has a vulnerable daemon
waiting to be owned in his default image... the story is a bit different.
I think we have at least three options on how to deal with it:
1.) Put a big fat warning on Openembedded.org saying it should not be used for
users that have network connectivity or might put a SDcard/Storage with
content on a device as we don't care about fixing vulnerable software.
2.) Adopt a policy of addressing vulnerabilities in our defaults right away..
3.) Remove recipes for vulnerable software when no one is updating them in
time... This can be combined with option 2...
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