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Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2003 11:11:44 -0800 (PST)
From: Thamer Al-Harbash <>
Subject: Re: OpenBSD kernel holes ...

On Tue, 18 Nov 2003, Coleman Kane wrote:

> This does fall under reliability fix category, though, since it
> isn't really a security issue, the bug puts the system into one
> of its most secure states: halted. Well, that is as long as
> youve disabled the kdb, which you should have on a production
> box.

It's a denial of service attack then.

It's very simple really: the OpenBSD team graciously maintains
and develops a distribution of software. If one of the components
exhibits a security flaw in a reasonable configuration then it is
a security hole.

That's all there is to it. No need for PR damage control.

Thamer Al-Harbash
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