Reply to post: Re: "but the availability of the source code means that anyone can."

PuTTY in your hands: SSH client gets patched after RSA key exchange memory vuln spotted

bombastic bob Silver badge
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Re: "but the availability of the source code means that anyone can."

With open source, it's also easier to:

a) apply your own patches

b) apply patches someone else published to get a fix in right away

c) get the patched version compiled and installed in your system before a package has been made available

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