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  •  "Linux Kernel" (2+ / 0-)
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    3goldens, TheMomCat

    Well thankfully there's only one linux distribution and therefore no need to worry about how different ones interact with the kernel.

    Also, what's the deal with listing out Windows XP (specific version) whereas the rest on the list isn't versioned?

    And this diary as well as the comment you're responding to are about Microsoft. 4 out of the 5 on that list are on Microsoft systems, and who knows if a Firefox vulnerability is BECAUSE of Microsoft?

    This list is pretty bogus.

    •  The CVE database is maintained by NIST and contain (0+ / 0-)

      s a very comprehensive list of disclosed security vulnerabilities.  Currently about 55,000 vulnerabilities are contained in the database.   The CVE details database provides metadata about these vulnerabilities - for instance rolling it up by vendor and product.

      Well thankfully there's only one linux distribution and therefore no need to worry about how different ones interact with the kernel.
      Vulnerabilities specific to particular distributions are lower down in the list.  If a version of the kernel has a vulnerability, then any distribution that uses that version will have that vulnerability.
      what's the deal with listing out Windows XP (specific version) whereas the rest on the list isn't versioned?
      The list is broken out by product so that it is useful to security professionals.  If someone is responsible for securing a Windows XP system, why would they care about a vulnerability in a different product (e.g., Mac OS X, Linux or Windows7)?

      "Anyone can support me when they think I'm right. What I want is someone that will support me when I am wrong." Sir John A. MacDonald

      by Johnny Nucleo on Sat Jun 15, 2013 at 08:04:56 PM PDT

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