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[VulnDiscuss] Re: [VulnWatch] gfxboot allows boot password circumvention, SuSE 8.1 GRUB
Florian Maier replied without knowing what he's talking about:
> Thats really nothing new (you`ve been working on the advisory for 3 weeks?
O si tacuisses, poeta mansisses. Re-read the history. They've had so
much time to fix their issue and failed.
My prior post contained this section:
> > HISTORY AND FUTURE
> > 2002-11-27 v1.0 initial announcement, disclosed to SuSE Security only.
> > 2002-11-29 extended schedule to 2002-12-13, 24:00 GMT
> > 2002-12-03 original schedule date for publication
> > 2002-12-13 deadline. public announcement will be made on this day at the
> > latest.
> > 2002-12-13 v1.1 reword first paragraph, not all machines enable gfxmenu
> > by default, add section on checking for the problem.
> > 2002-12-14 sent this announcement to vulnwatch and bugtraq, a workaround
> > is documented, so holding back the announcement makes no sense.