[PATCH 3/3] x25: Move to staging

Stephen Hemminger shemminger at vyatta.com
Tue Nov 23 04:31:55 UTC 2010

On Tue, 23 Nov 2010 03:55:28 +0000
Ben Hutchings <ben at decadent.org.uk> wrote:

> Recent review has revealed several bugs in obscure protocol
> implementations that can be exploited by local users for denial of
> service or privilege escalation.
> The x25 protocol (PF_X25) receives only 'odd fixes'.  There appear to
> be no published applications for it, and it has never progressed
> beyond 'experimental' status.
> This protocol generally should not be enabled by distributions, since
> the cost of a security flaw affecting all installed systems presumably
> outweighs the benefit to the few (if any) legitimate users.
> Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <ben at decadent.org.uk>
> ---
> I'm somewhat less sure about this one; maybe it's improving?  But there
> is little enough sign of any usefulness after 10 years.
> There are several X25 dependencies that presumably should be moved too.

No. If you don't like it then don't enable it.

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