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From di...@covalent.net
Subject Re: CAN-2002-0392 : what about older versions of Apache?
Date Tue, 25 Jun 2002 10:15:13 GMT

On Mon, 24 Jun 2002, Ben Hyde wrote:

> Some wrote...
>  > ...
...
> 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.
...
> 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 - And let us not forget that you can always patch the patch - when we
find a better and more holistic solution. Patches are not the same as
corrective braces.

Dw


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