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Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2021 14:55:03 +0000
From: David H <ispcolohost@...il.com>
To: "oss-security@...ts.openwall.com" <oss-security@...ts.openwall.com>
Subject: Re: Malicious commits to Linux kernel as part of
 university study

Has anyone reported this to https://research.umn.edu/ethics-compliance/reporting-research-misconduct ?


´╗┐On 4/22/21, 3:00 AM, "Peter Bex" <peter@...e-magic.net> wrote:

    Hi all,

    Probably a lot of you know this already but I consider it serious enough
    to point out to the OSS security community at large.

    The university of Minnesota has been banned from making any commits to
    the Linux kernel after it was found out they'd been submitting bogus
    patches to the LKML to knowingly introduce security issues:
    https://lore.kernel.org/linux-nfs/YH%2FfM%2FTsbmcZzwnX@kroah.com/

    They also published a paper:
    https://raw.githubusercontent.com/QiushiWu/qiushiwu.github.io/main/papers/OpenSourceInsecurity.pdf

    I don't know the scope of this research, but it could involve other OSS
    projects, now or in the future, as well.  Hence this e-mail.  If you feel
    it's spam or needless drama, feel free to ignore.

    Cheers,
    Peter

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