Stable kernel 184.108.40.206
Posted Jul 4, 2008 14:32 UTC (Fri) by vonbrand
In reply to: Stable kernel 220.127.116.11
Parent article: Stable kernel 18.104.22.168
Yes, I do understand this stuff. But I've also fixed bugs that turned out (later!) to be security vulnerabilities. Sure, "possible buffer overflow" (and other classes) is a big warning sign, but not a guarantee that it is exploitable.
I much prefer kernel (and other) developers fixing bugs than running around finding out if bugs can be exploited. And a bug that can't be exploited today might become exploitable in the future due to changes elsewhere. Finding out if a bug is exploitable is a different skill than development.
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