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Re: Subversion Supported vs. Unsupported versions clarification

From: Andreas Stieger <Andreas.Stieger_at_gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2016 09:36:32 +0200

Hello,

> Tenable is currently working on an update for our unsupported detection
> plugins for the Nessus security scanner

Which routinely causes confusion and disinformation in users as this lacks the concept fixes back-ported in distributions.

> Supported Versions: 1.9.x Fully supported Fixes for all bugs 1.8.x
> Partially supported Only fixes for security issues and bugs which
> could cause data loss 1.7.x and earlier No longer supported
>
> This implies the entire 1.8.x branch is partially supported and the
> entire 1.9.x branch is fully supported.

Both are maintained, but 1.8.x releases will contains security fixes and data loss issues only, while 1.9.x will include even minor fixes and improvements.

> "In addition to the recommended release (1.9.4), we generally
> support the latest release from at least one prior release stream
> for security-related bugfixes only. The currently supported older
> releases (1.8.16) are as follows:"
>
> This implied to me that only 1.9.4 and 1.8.16 are supported. The
> first page sounded like a blanket support page that was not updated
> frequently, and covered support level at a high level, while the
> second page drilled down into actual support versions. Needless to
> say, and as you mention, it's a matter of interpretation.

That means the following:
* If you are using 1.9.x, you should be using 1.9.4 now.
* In 1.9,x, there will not be a 1.9.3.1 or 1.9.4.1, but a 1.9.5.
* If you are using 1.8.x, you should be using 1.8.16 now.
* In 1.8.x, there will not be a 1.8.15.1 or 1.8.16.1, but a 1.8.17.

Andreas
Received on 2016-08-09 09:36:46 CEST

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