Subject: Re: Dynamically Linked NetBSD-Current
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Jeff Flowers <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/11/2002 10:11:28
> Of course, that cuts both ways -- a new security hole in
> the library will suddenly affect a large number programs,
> too, and it makes it harder to set up chroot'ed partitions.

True but wouldn't those programs have been effected regardless?

Another thing that I remember about that OpenBSD security advisory
(and this was a while ago now) was that, at least initially, they told
you to recompile the effected statically linked binaries but they
didn't mention which ones were actually effected. This was why I
immediately perked up when I heard about this.

Jeff Flowers