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Retiring package: ocaml-camlimages



Just a note to say that I'm going to retire the package
ocaml-camlimages and ask it to be removed from Fedora.

Reasons:

(a) Series of security problems have arisen with the C code
for loading images[1].

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2295
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2660
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3296

(b) Upstream totally unresponsive, despite repeated appeals.

(c) Nothing else in Fedora requires it.

(d) There are alternate ways to do image processing.

Rich.

[1] We fixed one today, then discovered another one which is
still not fixed.

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