The Debian GNU/Linux project has quickly responded to the recent security problems, reports ZDNet
The article mentions that:
“There were several issues with the security infrastructure after the release of Sarge [aka Debian 3.1] that led to the Debian security team being unable to issue updates to vulnerable packages. These issues have been fully resolved, and the infrastructure is working correctly again,” it said in a statement issued this afternoon.Firstly, he [Branden Robinson] said the security team had not been given enough manpower to deal with the demands being placed on it. In addition, there was a failure in the process of actually distributing security updates that were ready to go out.
In the statement issued this afternoon, Debian warned users against installing packages from the “sarge-proposed-updates” suite, as some Web sites had been advocating as a temporary fix before official updates became available.
“Those packages are currently under development and may not work properly,” the statement said. “In addition, those packages may not provide users with timely security fixes.”
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