[CentOS] Re: nss_ldap (was Re: Could this be an advantage of CentOS over the PNAELV distribution?_

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Wed Jun 18 18:38:08 UTC 2008

on 6-18-2008 6:34 AM Johnny Hughes spake the following:
> Meenoo Shivdasani wrote:
>>> There is a bug with nss_ldap and bash32 ... I created a new RPM for the
>>> nss_ldap that is currently in our testing repo.
>> Johnny,
>> I was wondering if that RPM includes the security fixes detailed in
>> https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0389.html
> Yes, it contains all the pathces for that issue and has a work around 
> for the bash32 issue.
> Note:  This file is in our testing repo and will not be released on the 
> ISOs or in the Updates repo ... but will be in the release notes and can 
> be used by users who would LIKE to try it.
> We also created a kernel for bz321111 that is in testing repo as well 
> (that is fixed in 5.2).
> CentOS routinely creates patched RPMs like these to make available to 
> our users (and upstream users / testers if they want).  We also actively 
> submit and track bugs and patches (if we have a fix) to the upstream 
> bugzilla all the time.  However, we do NOT roll these fixes in until 
> they come down from upstream ... as we aim for binary compatibility, 
> even for bugs.  That is the only way to ensure things work the same.  We 
> also want to make the entire EL codebase better, not fork our EL 
> codebase away from upsream like Oracle does with unbreakable linux.
> Thanks,
> Johnny Hughes
I am sure that RH appreciates it also. The fact that CentOS contributes so 
much probably give them a "favored stepchild" status, instead of just a user.

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