[Matroska-devel] Is GCC safe ?
rbultje at ronald.bitfreak.net
Thu Aug 14 14:43:04 CEST 2003
On Thu, 2003-08-14 at 14:01, Steve Lhomme wrote:
> The GNU servers have been compromised for 4 months...
Depends. Most people use linux distributions (redhat, suse), and these
companies triple check such hashes. So for 99,999% of the people
(including most of us), there's probably no issue. For the people who do
everything themselves (LFS people), there might be issues. That's their
And even if GCC wasn't safe, what would it do? Make it crash my
computers (didn't notice a thing)? Create binaries that "rm -fr /" daily
(didn't notice any such thing until now, and even if it did - it doesn't
have root permission...)? Create malicious binaries so that they can
take over the world (yeah, right...)?
So is there an issue? Probably not... :).
(My installation is older than four months, btw, so there's no issue
locally. ;). )
Ronald Bultje <rbultje at ronald.bitfreak.net>
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