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Submission + - Bug in latest Linux gives untrusted users root ( 1

Red Midnight writes: Theo De Raadt offered these kind words on the OpenBSD misc mailing list:

If anyone wants a choice quote from me about the recent Linux holes,
this is what I have to say:

        Linus is too busy thinking about masturabating monkeys, he doesn't
        have time to care about Linux security.

For the record, this particular problem was resolved in OpenBSD a
while back, in 2008. We are not super proud of the solution, but it
is what seems best faced with a stupid Intel architectural choice.
However, it seems that everyone else is slowly coming around to the
same solution.

The hardest part of climbing the ladder of success is getting through the crowd at the bottom.