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OpenBSD team mocked at first ever ‘Pwnie’ awards

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The OpenBSD team has won an award for the most spectacular “mishandling” of a critical security vulnerability.

Here’s why:

The OpenBSD team refused to acknowledge the bug as a security vulnerability and issued a “reliability fix” for it. A week later Core Security had developed proof of concept code that demonstrated remote code execution. Read the full timeline and quotes in the Core advisory.

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