A nasty local kernel vulnerability
Posted Feb 27, 2013 14:17 UTC (Wed) by khim
In reply to: A nasty local kernel vulnerability
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While you were busy attacking your straw man (if you think our position involves massive security spending or constant patching, you clearly know nothing about us), I was posting exploitation notes in another forum where such information is actually valued instead of squandered on the likes of you.
Let me translate from English to English: while people here tried to understand what effect this exploit can have you've only posted snide remarks here and expressly refused to help because audience here does not worship you enough. It's your choice, of course, but then you should not be surprised by the reaction.
I mean: you've spent a lot of time and efforts to make sure people on LWN will perceive you as "this asshole who never says anything concrete and just plays some great guru who has right to ridicule everyone else without a substantial reason" — and now you are surprised that people treat you as such asshole? Few people who do know what you actually do are trying to fix this perception but of course they can't do anything: direct words "from horse's mouth" are more potent by far then third-party narrations.
Would you prefer that I publish a weaponized exploit for the vulnerability or something?
Nope. Sane explanation of what goes on will be enough. Here is the example of sane explanation. Here is the example of snakeoil salesmen pitch (mixed with the deep technical details which are of no interest to most users). People who are sold on grsecurity already don't need it and people who are not sold will start to ignore it after few repeats of "you were owned before the distro even pushed an update" with no observed consequences (that's the "wolf" cry I've talked about).
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