View Single Post
  #1   (View Single Post)  
Old 29th July 2017
comet--berkeley comet--berkeley is offline
Real Name: Richard
Package Pilot
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: California
Posts: 142
Default Systemd wins a software security award

Systemd wins top gong for 'lamest vendor' in Pwnie security awards
--The Register, 28 July 2017

... the lamest vendor response award went to Systemd supremo Lennart Poettering for his controversial, and perhaps questionable, handling of the following bugs in everyone's favorite init replacement: 5998, 6225, 6214, 5144, and 6237 that we covered here.

"Where you are dereferencing null pointers, or writing out of bounds, or not supporting fully qualified domain names, or giving root privileges to any user whose name begins with a number, there's no chance that the CVE number will referenced in either the change log or the commit message," reads the Pwnie nomination for Systemd, referring to the open-source project's allergy to assigning CVE numbers.
"But CVEs aren't really our currency any more, and only the lamest of vendors gets a Pwnie!"

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/07..._pwnie_awards/
__________________
When you see a good move, look for a better one.
--Lasker
Reply With Quote