Foundational bugs in software

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Gullible Jones, Nov 2, 2013.

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  1. Gullible Jones

    Gullible Jones Registered Member

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    A rather interesting research paper, from quite a while ago:

    http://research.microsoft.com/pubs/79177/milkorwine.pdf

    If this applies to other operating systems, maybe it lends some credence to the idea that from-scratch rewrites of components are sometimes needed. Further justification for e.g Wayland, perhaps? I'd be interested to know what those of you with more schooling in statistics have to say.

    Also, an interesting tidbit:

    If OpenBSD has a "good" bug density, that means vulnerabilities account for well under 1% of reported bugs. I wonder if that is typical.
     
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