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    Default A New Round Of OpenSSL Vulnerabilities Discovered

    Phoronix: A New Round Of OpenSSL Vulnerabilities Discovered

    Further fallout from the Heartbleed bug has occurred with another set of security vulnerabilities now being disclosed for OpenSSL...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTcxMTI

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    Cool Brace yourself

    ... HPSB (Hewlet-Packard Security Bulletins) are comming!

    Last time (Heartbleed) i counted 66 on bugtraq

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    I wonder how long the NSA has known about these...

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    So, can we put to bad the argument of "OSS is by nature more secure" argument now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gamerk2 View Post
    So, can we put to bad the argument of "OSS is by nature more secure" argument now?
    Not at all.
    If so many vulnerabilities are to be found in an open piece of software like openssl, I do not dare to think what happens in the heart of a proprietary package...
    Last edited by Apopas; 06-05-2014 at 12:39 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gamerk2 View Post
    So, can we put to bad the argument of "OSS is by nature more secure" argument now?
    A closed source project with as many developer as OpenSSL (ie, very small project), would never have ended up in as much machines as OpenSSL did, even if it was free. Mostly because it would be neither auditable nor accountable, in other word, in a sense, too insecure.
    As such, it's quite difficult to reach a comparative conclusions when comparable non-OSS projects don't exist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gamerk2 View Post
    So, can we put to bad the argument of "OSS is by nature more secure" argument now?
    So you'd say a proprietary tls implementation would fix such bugs earlier?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arabek View Post
    ... HPSB (Hewlet-Packard Security Bulletins) are comming!

    Last time (Heartbleed) i counted 66 on bugtraq
    Haha, classic

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    Quote Originally Posted by gamerk2 View Post
    So, can we put to bad the argument of "OSS is by nature more secure" argument now?
    Have you ever looked at BIOS code? Because if you had, that would've told you that at the other end of the openness spectrum things are unbelievably broken.

    Proprietary software will be somewhere between open source and BIOS code.

    Also, have you ever looked at vendor driver code?

    If you had done any of those two above, you would never have dared state what you just stated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gamerk2 View Post
    So, can we put to bad the argument of "OSS is by nature more secure" argument now?
    LOL. This report is actually an example of why open source is more secure. You have here multiple independent developers looking at the source and reporting bugs, and helping fix them. Would the same be possible with a ssl blob?

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