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Did Linus Jump the Gun on a Kernel security fix?

Jan 25, 2012, 22:52 (3 Talkback[s])

"On January 17th, Linus Torvalds committed a patch to the mainline Linux kernel for a memory handling flaw. As it turns out the flaw was exploited quickly once Torvalds put out the patch with a proof of concept emerging rapidly.

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