On Tuesday, February 22, 2022 10:47:40 PM CET Chris Adams wrote:
Once upon a time, Demi Marie Obenour <demiobenour(a)gmail.com>
> As mentioned above, the purpose of this change is to ensure that
> vulnerabilities in obscure protocols impact a smaller fraction of
> users. Right now, a vulnerability in an obscure protocol impacts
> most users. With this change, it will only impact users that have
> installed the full version of curl. This is independent of whether a
> given protocol should be disabled outright.
I just feel that if there's enough security concern with some of the
code, then Fedora shouldn't ship that code. Either the code is secure
enough and maintained well enough to ship, or it's not.
With your line of reasoning, one could also disable all the hardening etc.
Software security is not a black and white problem and terms like "secure
enough" do not work in practice. Security policies rather work with terms
like probability and impact. The lower those values are the better.
Otherwise, don't list this as a justification for the change
Chris Adams <linux(a)cmadams.net>