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Red Hat plugs NULL Linux hole - a week late?

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From the "How Long Does It Take Linux Vendors To Patch?' files:

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?

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