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Re: [Xen-devel] Security support for debug=y builds (Was Re: Xen Security Advisory 37 (CVE-2013-0154) - Hypervisor crash due to incorrect ASSERT (debug build only))

On 07/01/2013 12:58, "James Bulpin" <James.Bulpin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Mon, 2013-01-07 at 11:21 +0000, Andrew Cooper wrote:
>> On 07/01/13 11:08, Keir Fraser wrote:
>>> On 07/01/2013 10:21, "Ian Campbell"<ijc@xxxxxxx>  wrote:
>>>>        * debug=y bugs are Just Bugs and not security issues. i.e. they
>>>>          are discussed and fixed publicly on xen-devel and the fix is
>>>>          checked in in the usual way. There is no embargo or specific
>>>>          announcement. changelog may or may not refer to the security
>>>>          implications if debug=y is enabled.
>>> This is my preference. I consider debug builds to be developer builds, and
>>> wouldn't expect to see them used in production environments. We set debug=n
>>> by default in our stable branches for that reason.
>>>   -- Keir
>> I second this opinion.  Production environments should not be running
>> development builds.
> +1 but I'd still like to see such issues backported to stable branches.

Yes, this already happens and will not change.

 -- Keir

> Cheers,
> James
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