[Matroska-devel] Is GCC safe ?

Ronald Bultje rbultje at ronald.bitfreak.net
Thu Aug 14 14:43:04 CEST 2003


Hey Steve,

On Thu, 2003-08-14 at 14:01, Steve Lhomme wrote:
> http://news.zdnet.co.uk/internet/security/0,39020375,39115701,00.htm
> 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
problem. ;).

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

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