Red Hat plugs NULL Linux hole - a week late?
On August 14th, I wrote about a Linux NULL security flaw affecting all Linux vendors. Linux founder Linus Torvalds had a patch for the kernel the same day, but how long did it take the big enterprise vendors?
You might be surprised. I know I was.
Red Hat, the leading enterprise Linux vendor just issued a patch for the flaw yesterday (so if you're keeping score that 10 days). Novell was a little faster issuing their update on August 20th (so only 6 days for them). The Ubuntu fix came on August 19th.
So what took Red Hat so long?