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Re: [SLUG] General question Re: Securing Redhat Linux


Quoting Chris Samuel <chris@xxxxxxxxxxx>:

> > If you spend enough time on it you can convince yourself that any box
> is
> > "secure". Secure systems is one area where debian excels though.
> Debian
> > packaging policy means that old, reliable software is used in favour
> of
> > newer, possibly more functional, but possibly also less secure
> software.
> 
> NB: This is not a Debian bash, I've just got very little (tending to
> zero)
> experience of it.
> 
> I would hope that Debian, whilst keeping to more elderly software,
> back-ports security fixes to their distribution ?

security fixes for anything on the current stable release are always available 
on security.debian.org for example :)