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Academics face backlash after trying to sneak dodgy code into Linux – Techradar

Linux kernel developer locks out an entire university



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A couple of computer scientists at the University of Minnesota riled up veteran Linux kernel developers by intentionally submitting questionable code to the mainline kernel.
The scientists introduced what are known as use-after-free bugs into the kernel for the purposes of their research, aptly titled, “On the Feasibility of Stealthily Introducing Vulnerabilities in Open-Source Software via Hypocrite Commits.”
The paper describes how the authors submitted dubious code that would introduce error…

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