SearchEnterpriseLinux: Commentary: Addition of IPSec Locks Down 2.6 Kernel
Jan 21, 2004, 23:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kenneth Milberg)
[ Thanks to Michael
S. Mimoso for this link. ]
"Enterprise administrators need not fear that 2.6 kernel
developers have compromised security in exchange for enterprise
benchmarks. While vulnerabilities may be found -- for example, a
serious flaw was recently discovered in the mremap memory
management features in 2.4 and 2.6 -- the open source community
reacts and patches quickly. I haven't seen security compromises in
Linux, and I don't expect to see them.
"Linux gets stronger with every kernel upgrade. And performance,
reliability and security improvements lead every kernel wish list.
Security, in fact, is at the top of most -- and 2.6 won't
disappoint, as many of the strong features of Linux 2.4 have been
improved in 2.6..."