Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2021 14:18:39 -0400 From: Michael Orlitzky <michael@...itzky.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Malicious commits to Linux kernel as part of university study On Thu, 2021-04-22 at 18:49 +0100, Mark Steward wrote: > > > This looks like a good guess to me, and if correct, means none of the > submissions in the paper were successful: > > https://lore.kernel.org/linux-nfs/YIEqt8iAPVq8sGfirstname.lastname@example.org/ > If you believe them, the researchers never intended to allow the bad commits into the kernel: https://www-users.cs.umn.edu/~kjlu/papers/clarifications-hc.pdf On the one hand, they're wasting everyone's time to report a vulnerability that everyone knows exists already and finding conclusions that are all obvious and/or useless. But on the other hand, they don't sound quite as daft as the headlines make them seem. Overly naive for sure.
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