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Re: How not to deal with a vulnerability in your code
From: Manfred Schmitt <full-disclosure () slashproc org>
Date: Sun, 6 Nov 2011 07:10:52 +0100

Jeremy Visser schrieb:

On 05/11/2011, at 18:24, Leon Kaiser wrote:
sudo apt-get remove calibre
[...]
Ubuntu has already had the bug fixed, because they use a safe udev-based hook. The vulnerability only applies to 
those who have installed Calibre from source. So "apt-get remove calibre" is a pretty naïve comment to make, but you 
couldn't resist the bashing, could you?

The thread on launchpad clearly shows (at least for me) that the developer 
has absolutely no clue about security, so imo the way to go is, even if 
there are no local root exploits anymore (in upstream), to uninstall it.
I'm not that adventurous to wait until it deletes all my user files
because he (Maybe, I haven't looked at the source) also reinvented rm ;)

Just my 2 Eurocents,
Manne

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