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From "Bill Stoddard" <b...@wstoddard.com>
Subject Re: CAN-2002-0392 : what about older versions of Apache?
Date Tue, 25 Jun 2002 13:43:48 GMT

> 
> Some wrote...
>  > ...
> 
> I must say I'm mystified by this discussion.  It seems to be an
> odd argument between this good practice vs that good practice.
> 
> Roy's patch is simple, safe, and reduces the exposure substantially to a
> known threat.  I can't see any reason to defer letting it out;
> particularly now that people have been given a few days to give voice to
> any technical concerns about it.  The worst outcome is that we are
> embaressed - we can handle that.
> 
> Certainly it's a good thing to be careful.  Giving the right folks
> a chance to look over a patch for stuff like this is a good thing.
> Careful is good.  It's a lot easier to be careful before the exploit
> becomes widely known.
> 
> Leaving the users with no option but to stay exposed, write their own
> patch, or upgrade is pretty stern medicine for us to be proscribing.  It
> is very hard for some sites to upgrade.
> 
> Let's put the patch back.  

+1

Bill


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