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Re: Hylafax and FreeBSD Ports
>> I noticed that in the FreeBSD port of hylafax a comment says:
>> FORBIDDEN= "Security hole (buffer overflow yielding setuid uucp)"
>The BSD people did a major survey, a couple of years ago, for buffer
>overflows, but enen where they did report them to the developers
>the reports were often undiplomatic and confusing - I think such a
>report would have drawn discussion.
I seem to remember that this notice relates to security-patch.sh of
September 1998. Instead of marking Hylafax bad it would obviously be a
better approach to upgrade the port to 4.1beta2.