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Re: nominate for removal: ethereal



On Thu, 2004-07-08 at 09:27, Phil Knirsch wrote:
> Stephen Smoogen wrote:
> > On Wed, 2004-07-07 at 16:43, seth vidal wrote:
> > 
> >>So, would it be completely inappropriate to nominate ethereal for
> >>removal from fc3 due to its spotty history of security problems?
> >>
> >>It seems like an excellent place to start thinking of packages that
> >>should be maintained, in fedora extras, by the people interested in
> >>using them, not by the central developers at red hat. 
> >>
> > 
> > 
> > Are most of the problems in ethereal or in libpcap? libpcap seems to
> > have a spottier record.. but that would mean a lot more packages to be
> > removed.
> > 
> 
> Actually, ethereal itself has had many more security erratas than 
> tcpdump/libpcap (i'd say roughly 10 times as many).
> 
> So although tcpdump and libpcap sometimes have a security errata, it's 
> by for not as serious as ethereal.
> 
> Read ya, Phil

My mistake.. I need to sleep more before posting.


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