[Sugar-devel] [Announcing] UNSTABLE 0.107.1 release (feature freeze)

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Tue Jan 5 10:19:40 EST 2016

Quoting Samuel Greenfeld (2016-01-05 17:34:18)
> In general, many widely used Sugar distributions are based on 
> Operating Systems that are at least a few years old and full of 
> security holes.
> Bringing them up to date for computers like XOs that need updated 
> hardware drivers would require a fair amount of effort.  (Hence the 
> move by some groups to standardized hardware and Ubuntu for long-term 
> support.)
> The primary mitigating factors {if you could count them as such} are 
> that (1) many Sugar users are offline or barely online, and (2) the 
> obscurity of someone trying to hack telepathy versus using a wider 
> exploit against something like libjpeg or OpenSSL.
> But I wouldn't rely on obscurity as your sole protection.

The security flaws I suspect exist in legacy Gabble is indeed OpenSSL 

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