[CentOS-devel] CentOS Stream 9 security patches: Where is polkit?

Thu Feb 3 19:36:44 UTC 2022
Steven Rosenberg <passthejoe at gmail.com>

The polkit patch has arrived in CentOS Stream 9:


On Wed, Feb 2, 2022 at 1:27 PM Steven Rosenberg <passthejoe at gmail.com>

> On Tue, Feb 1, 2022 at 3:12 PM Josh Boyer <jwboyer at redhat.com> wrote:
>> CentOS Stream addresses CVE fix policy in the FAQ.  That policy will
>> not change with the release of RHEL 9.
> I had to look this up.
> From https://centos.org/distro-faq/:
> Q4: How will CVEs be handled in CentOS Stream?
> *A:* Security issues will be updated in CentOS Stream after they are
> solved in the current RHEL release. Obviously, embargoed security releases
> can not be publicly released until after the embargo is lifted. While there
> will not be any SLA for timing, Red Hat Engineers will be building and
> testing other packages against these releases. If they do not roll in the
> updates, the other software they build could be impacted and therefore need
> to be redone. There is therefore a vested interest for them to get these
> updates in so as not to impact their other builds and there should be no
> issues getting security updates.
> Q5: Does this mean that CentOS Stream is the RHEL BETA test platform now?
> *A:* No. CentOS Stream will be getting fixes and features ahead of RHEL.
> Generally speaking we expect CentOS Stream to have fewer bugs and more
> runtime features as it moves forward in time but always giving direct
> indication of what is going into a RHEL release
>  ---------------------------------------------------
> I don't have my eye on RHEL 9 at this point, so I can't say how that
> distro handled the polkit update.
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