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Red Hat vs Debian Linux: overall security Nov 27 2006 05:44PM
tjanas austin rr com (7 replies)
Re: Red Hat vs Debian Linux: overall security Nov 30 2006 12:19AM
jm (jm hcn com au)
Re: Red Hat vs Debian Linux: overall security Nov 29 2006 10:04PM
Uday K. MOORJANI (umoorjani mediaserv net)
RE: Red Hat vs Debian Linux: overall security Nov 28 2006 08:50PM
terry (tvernon24 comcast net)
Re: Red Hat vs Debian Linux: overall security Nov 28 2006 06:18PM
Cristobal Palmer (cristobalpalmer gmail com)
Re: Red Hat vs Debian Linux: overall security Nov 28 2006 06:15PM
Syv Ritch (syv 911networks com)
Re: Red Hat vs Debian Linux: overall security Nov 28 2006 06:09PM
Vincent Renardias (vincent renardias com)
On Mon, 2006-11-27 at 17:44 +0000, tjanas (at) austin.rr (dot) com [email concealed] wrote:
> I am evaluating the overall security of Red Hat linux vs Debian. I've been told that Debian has many more vulnerabilities than Red Hat. I've also been told that Red Hat is quicker to release security patches than Debian is for the "stable" release. Can someone point me to a good overall assessment of the two? Using this tool: www.securityfocus.com/bid I see that Debian has 17 pages worth of issues but Red Hat has surprisingly few. Am I misinterpreting the results from this tool?

Debian contains _MUCH_ more software packages than Red Hat, so to be
fair you'd have to take that into account.
A distribution that have 3x more packages will most likely have to issue
many more advisories/patches.

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Re: Red Hat vs Debian Linux: overall security Nov 28 2006 06:06PM
Graeme Fowler (G E Fowler lboro ac uk) (1 replies)
Re: Red Hat vs Debian Linux: overall security Nov 29 2006 08:00PM
Alex Nordstrom (lx se linux org)


 

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