Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 26th Jun 2007 09:03 UTC, submitted by lost
Slackware, Slax Today Patrick J. Volkerding announced Slackware Linux 12.0 RC2. There are no big new features, this is almost a collection of bug fixes. A review of the RC1 can be found here (translation). A review of the Slackware-based Vector Linux 5.8 SOHO can also be found here.
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obsidian
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2007-05-12

Wtf? Volkerding reckons PAM is a "security risk"?

He should read the recent review of distros in Linux Format. Slackware came last in security because it leaves **five** ports open in the default install...

He should concentrate on the security of his *distro* first, before worrying about it in third-party packages...

Edited 2007-06-27 06:43

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

"He should read the recent review of distros in Linux Format. Slackware came last in security because it leaves **five** ports open in the default install... "

Was those ports exploitable? What was running on them?
No offense, bit I trust Patrick more on security than Linux Format.

"He should concentrate on the security of his *distro* first, before worrying about it in third-party packages... "

You realize that a distro is made up of 3-rd party packages, right?

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