radical suggestion for fc4 release

Eli Carter eli.carter at inet.com
Tue Feb 1 16:39:23 UTC 2005

Eli Carter wrote:
> How about fedora-secure-system have
> Conflicts: flurble <= <vulnerable version>  # CAN-9999-999
> If a package is known to be vulnerable, it conflicts with a secure system.

Some other ideas:
Requires: fedora-secure-remote-root
Requires: fedora-secure-local-root
Requires: fedora-secure-remote-user
Requires: fedora-secure-other    # ?

fedora-secure-remote-root would conflict with all packages vulnerable to 
remote root exploits
fedora-secure-local-root would conflict with all packages vulnerable to 
local root exploits.
... etc.

That would allow a sysadmin to take the approach of: "I trust all my 
users, but I can't afford to have any remote exploits, and I need 
minimal change" => install fedora-secure-remote-root and 
fedora-secure-remote-user, but not fedora-secure-local-root.


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