RHEL 4 Security Report

Redhat have released an interesting report into the security risks associated with Redhat Enterprise Linux 4 over the past 2 years.

It’s interesting to notice that almost all of the critical flaws were with GUI-based applications (in particular Mozilla products), which shows that a Linux server not running user GUI apps, is pretty damn secure.

In fact, in a server Linux install, there were only 2 exploits that would permit a remote user to gain local privileges without requiring user interaction – one in sendmail and the other in mod_auth_pgsql!

LWN also have some commentary on this report.

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