On Wed, Jun 16, 2004 at 02:57:47PM -0400, Robert Huff wrote:
> Chuck Swiger writes:
> >  There have been around 70 security issues mentioned since the
> >  beginning of sendmail-8 circa 1993, or about six per year.
> >  Recently, things have gotten better, but a dispassionate
> >  evaluation of the security history of sendmail does not inspire
> >  any great confidence that one can set up sendmail, leave it
> >  unpatched, and expect the software to still be free of known
> >  remotely-exploitable security problems two years later.
>       Would you care to nominate an inherently network-accessible
> program with such a track record?  For example: 5.2.1 was released
> in late February; there are currently 12 security advisories*, of
> which I would consider at least 5 to be part of the core system.
> (As opposed to things in the base system, like BIND.)

Postfix and Exim.  I found no security advisories for either on the CERT
website; that actually covers their entire lifecycles.

Jim Trigg
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