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Linux Kernel Security and Quality Improved Dramatically in Last Six Months, New Coverity Study Finds Print E-mail
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Source: PRNewswire - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Server Security Coverity, Inc., makers of the world's most advanced and scalable source code analysis solution today announced results from a new study on the security and quality of the Linux kernel. Six months ago Coverity analyzed Linux kernel 2.6.9, the same version used in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0, and found six potentially critical defects in the core filesystem and networking code. Today's findings on the newest Linux kernel 2.6.12 show that all critical defects have been fixed.

"Coverity has worked with the kernel community to help identify a number of longstanding correctness and security issues with the kernel," said Andrew Morton, lead kernel maintainer of the 2.6 Linux kernel. "Version 2.6.12 of the Linux kernel incorporates numerous fixes relative to version 2.6.9 which have resulted from Coverity's analysis. I appreciate the fact that Coverity is able to determine that the kernel is free from several classes of error and that we have the means to avoid such errors creeping into the kernel in the future."

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