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How many of the vulnerabilities are in core NetBSD? Do some research...
I wanted to check the evolution of these numbers, and went to these two sites but couldn't find the information. Could you tell me where to find it please?
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I wanted to check the evolution of these numbers, and went to these two sites but couldn't find the information. Could you tell me where to find it please?
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CERT's website seems to have changed drastically since I used it last, but here's the National Vulnerability Database Search page (which you can use to search CERT alerts, too):

http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/search

Looks like this is the current list (past 3 months only):

OpenBSD - 1
NetBSD - 1
FreeBSD - 2
Solaris - 38
Windows - 47
Linux - 64
Mac OS X - 72

Edit - The same vulnerability is listed for OpenBSD and NetBSD. It was fixed in OpenBSD 3.8, which came out November 1, 2005. It was fixed in NetBSD on August 19, 2011 (the day it was reported).

Not to get on a soapbox or anything, but that's why I use OpenBSD. They actively hunt the codebase for bugs and fix them no matter how trivial they appear to be, because you never know when that simple "off by one" bug can turn into a security nightmare six years later.
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The counts alone are meaningless. I went to look at the 1 OpenBSD vulnerability reported in the last three months. CVE-2011-2895 was reported in August of this year, but if I understand what it says, it applies to versions of OpenBSD before 3.8.

OK. The most recent applicable release, therefore, would be 3.7. 3.7 was end-of-life and no longer supported as of 19 May 2005.

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It's the same vulnerability for NetBSD, by the way. However it doesn't mention applicable releases.
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It's the same vulnerability for NetBSD, by the way. However it doesn't mention applicable releases.
It was fixed in NetBSD-5.0 on the day it was reported. See my earlier post's edit.
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I wanted to check the evolution of these numbers...
This discussion has been broken away from its parent thread as that discussion was over five months old.

Although the subject is similar, the initial question posted in this thread has a new direction when compared to that of the OP. The initial question here should have been started in a new thread.

Most members at this site search the archives for previously posted information. As such, threads should be kept on a single topic as directed by whoever started the thread. Mining the archives for information is simplified if we limit the direction threads take. Help other members by keeping this in mind.
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