Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2013 16:22:48 +0000 From: Benji <me@...ji.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: CVE request - Linux kernel: VFAT slab-based buffer overflow Apparently I've misunderstood the post, sorry for the noise if that is the case. On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 4:21 PM, Benji <me@...ji.com> wrote: > My response was directly due to this line for known security patches > "That's not going to happen, and you know that, to do so would be totally > irresponsible of us and directly harm your users." > > As I have said to someone else already who queried my comment, as we have > seen before, hiding patches does not protect users and thus I'm not sure > where the 'directly harm your users' comes into this. I'd be interested to > hear how you think making security patches obvious, when they are obviously > marked as such, is going to cause harm or danger to users. > > Regards > > > On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 4:17 PM, Greg KH <greg@...ah.com> wrote: > >> On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 02:59:17PM +0000, Benji wrote: >> > Ah the logic. Open source software, hidden secret hush hush no public >> > reporting patches. >> >> Every single patch we make to the kernel is public, it is up to you to >> determine if you feel it is a "security fix" or not. And to do so is a >> non-trivial task, something that I sure don't want to be responsible for >> trying to do. And since no one else has ever stepped up to want to do >> it either, there's not much more that can be done. >> >> Are you willing to do it? >> >> greg k-h >> > >
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