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Maintaining packages and backporting
by Sven Vermeulen, post on Wed 02 September 2015

A few days ago I committed a small update to policycoreutils, a SELinux related package that provides most of the management utilities for SELinux systems. The fix was to get two patches (which are committed upstream) into the existing release so that our users can benefit from the fixed issues without having to wait for a new release.

How far reaching vulnerabilities can go
by Sven Vermeulen, post on Tue 09 April 2013

If you follow the news a bit, you know that PostgreSQL has had a significant security vulnerability. The PostgreSQL team announced it up front and communicated how they would deal with the vulnerability (which basically comes down to saying that it is severe, that the public repositories will be temporarily …