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Re: [opensuse-factory][PLEASE SPEAK UP] Disabling legacy file systems by default?
Jeff Mahoney composed on 2019-01-30 12:20 (UTC-0500):

there are a number of
file systems that are uncommon, poorly maintained, and contain security
issues

Is this theoretical, or real? IOW, is "poorly maintained" a label applied
because of absence of
"maintenance" that is a result absence of changes in a filesystem that was
fully mature 20-30 years
ago and thus needs no maintenance? Are the "security issues" known, or merely
theoretical? If they
are so little used, what real likelihood is there any attempt to use for an
attack might manifest?

that aren't worth investing the time in fixing. We can reduce
the attack surface for most users by declining to load the modules for
those file systems automatically.
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