[CentOS] compilers a security risk?

Dave Stevens geek at uniserve.com
Tue Mar 9 01:49:09 UTC 2010


On Sunday 07 March 2010 09:54:23 am Les Mikesell and MANY others wrote:

 
> While I typically do have the compilers and kernel headers installed on
> general purpose servers where I might want to run VMware server or rebuild
> a source rpm, I would not be very comfortable if I did not have a matching
> test machine where I could build and test before trying it in production -
> and then it would be possible to just copy the binary anyway.

and all in all I've had a lot of good advice.

So, we will run a separate VM as a development environment with authorized 
access to about 4 people. I already run updates every day so it seems we 
should be fairly safe there. 

Thanks to all who answered.

Dave


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