Date: 3 months ago   Category: Hi-Tech

Will exclude packages of uncorrected vulnerabilities from Fedora


At the meeting of FESCo committee (Fedora Engineering Steering Committee) which is responsible for a technical part of development of the Fedora Linux distribution kit taken place today the offer on removal from repositories of packages for which remain not closed vulnerabilities is approved.

In particular, packages will be marked with candidates for removal if at the time of a branch branch for new release they have active notices of dangerous or critical vulnerabilities, uncorrected within 4 weeks. Removal will be made for vulnerabilities of average and low degree of danger in case of lack of correction for 6 months. Further within 8 weeks to meynteyner a warning of existence of uncorrected problems will be sent weekly. If after the expiration of this term vulnerability isn't closed, the package will be removed from a repository.

is several hundreds from last year in a repository open notices of the vulnerabilities mentioning such packages as cpio, jenkins, xchat, rubygem-bundler, xen, busybox, scala, tcpdump, openjpeg, libtiff, ImageMagick, asterisk, sylpheed, texlive, webkitgtk, abiword, glibc, ghostscript, git, chromium, php, etc. Now. In most cases notices are irrelevant as the vulnerabilities described in them are already eliminated in the new releases added to repositories. Nevertheless, messages about problems remain not closed and demand audit. On materials: www.opennet.ru

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