Then in 188.8.131.52 (http://lwn.net/Articles/373579/), just a while ago, we are told that, yes, there are security bugs. But, we cannot know which ones they are, although kernel developers already know, because they took special steps to make sure they were properly backported and tested.
In the meantime, we are STRONGLY encouraged to upgrade. Why strongly? Why not just normally? After all, security bugs are just normal bugs, right?
Now, please, tell me what is pretentious about asking to square up the above? I do not see how both can be true. Either security bugs are special (given that kernel developers are obviously giving them special treatment) or they are not. Also, if they already know about them, why can't we be told?