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Subject: FreeBSD almost blew their reputation
From: Anonymous
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Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2021 12:43 UTC
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Subject: FreeBSD almost blew their reputation
Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2021 12:43:57 +0000
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Holy moly, this is quite strong, especially considering the strict way FreeBSD usually acts.

The nicest example from the article is a validation function, targeted to be in the kernel and checking if the firewall should route a packet or not:

wg_allowedip_valid(const struct wg_allowedip *wip)
{

 return (true);
}

Oh yeah ! This is what you want to see in your firewall: just let everything through !
And best yet: a company called "netgate" actually shipped that shit code. Read the full story here:

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/03/buffer-overruns-license-violations-and-bad-code-freebsd-13s-close-call/
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Subject: Re: FreeBSD almost blew their reputation
From: Anonymous
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Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2021 10:24 UTC
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Subject: Re: FreeBSD almost blew their reputation
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Anonymous wrote:

Holy moly, this is quite strong, especially considering the strict way FreeBSD usually acts.

The nicest example from the article is a validation function, targeted to be in the kernel and checking if the firewall should route a packet or not:

wg_allowedip_valid(const struct wg_allowedip *wip)
{

 return (true);
}

Oh yeah ! This is what you want to see in your firewall: just let everything through !
And best yet: a company called "netgate" actually shipped that shit code. Read the full story here:

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/03/buffer-overruns-license-violations-and-bad-code-freebsd-13s-close-call/

I'm surprised pfsense installed the code without any review. That's a bad sign for them also.
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Subject: Re: FreeBSD almost blew their reputation
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Subject: Re: FreeBSD almost blew their reputation
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I'm surprised pfsense installed the code without any review. That's a bad sign for them also.

Oh fuck, I did not realize that pfsense was behind netgate. Bad sign indeed....
Good thing that I roll my own stuff with iptables. :-)

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Subject: Re: FreeBSD almost blew their reputation
From: Anonymous
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Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2021 03:57 UTC
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Subject: Re: FreeBSD almost blew their reputation
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94946b95e370f07e2c
I'm surprised pfsense installed the code without any review. That's a bad sign for them also.

Oh fuck, I did not realize that pfsense was behind netgate. Bad sign indeed....
Good thing that I roll my own stuff with iptables. :-)

pfsense says Open Source Security
Secure networks start here.™ With thousands of enterprises using pfSense® software, it is rapidly becoming the world's most trusted open source network security solution.

yet they hire a programmer who doesn't even really want to do the work.

"I didn't even want to do this work," Macy eventually told us. "I was burned out, spent many months with post-COVID syndrome... I'd suffered through years of verbal abuse from non-doers and semi-non-doers in the project whose one big one up on me is that they aren't felons. I jumped at the opportunity to leave the project in December... I just felt a moral obligation to get [the WireGuard port] over the finish line. So you'll have to forgive me if my final efforts were a bit half-hearted."
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