Security/support status of packages

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Fri Feb 8 14:17:33 GMT 2008

On Friday 08 February 2008 03:47, Martin Pitt wrote:

> I saw a lot of complaints from users who installed some universe
> packages like clamav and were absolutely surprised (and furious) when
> they got to know that these had a ton of unfixed vulns. 

This one is actually a poor example (I know there are plenty of other good 
ones).  Clamav is particularly problematic (even if it were in Main) because 
freshclam logs scary warnings when users are not running the current upstream 
version.  Our Feisty and Gutsy clamav packages are fully patched for all the 
known security issues, but still we get complaints.  

Scott K

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