In the last couple of days, a telnet exploit in Solaris made rounds in several aliases. This is the best place to get a summary of whats happening on this topic. Sun’s version of ISRs (Interim Security Reliefs) are announced here. This is Alan’s account of the way they fixed it.
I love this opensource world! The exploit is evaluated based on the awareness of the code and the fix is delivered equally fast! This is the best way to improve the overall quality of the code we are going to use in future.
BTW, on a completely unrelated note, this article on The Motley Fool is funny.