Deceptive Diffs From Subversive Submitters – ASW #148



We start with the article about “Researchers Secretly Tried To Add Vulnerabilities to Linux Kernel, Ended Up Getting Banned” and explore its range of issues from ethics to securing huge, distributed software projects.
It’s hardly novel to point out that bad actors can attempt to introduce subtle and exploitable bugs. More generally, we’ve also seen impacts from package owners who have revoked their code, like NPM leftpad, or who transfer ownership to actors who later on abuse the package’s reputation, as we’ve seen in Chrome Plugins.
So, what could have been a better research focus? In the era of more pervasive fuzzing, how much should we continue to rely on people for security code review?

Read the research paper at https://github.com/QiushiWu/QiushiWu.github.io/blob/main/papers/OpenSourceInsecurity.pdf

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Deceptive Diffs From Subversive Submitters – ASW #148 Featuring: John Kinsella (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jlkinsel), Mike Shema (https://www.linkedin.com/in/zombie). We start with the article about “Researchers Secretly Tried To Add Vulnerabilities to Linux Kernel, Ended Up Getting Banned” and explore its range of issues from ethics to securing huge, distributed software projects.

Read the research paper at https://github.com/QiushiWu/QiushiWu.github.io/blob/main/papers/OpenSourceInsecurity.pdf

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Deceptive Diffs From Subversive Submitters

Hosts

John Kinsella

John Kinsella – Chief Architect at Accurics

@johnlkinsella

John Kinsella is the Chief Architect for Accurics

Mike Shema

Mike Shema – Product Security Lead at Square

@Codexatron

Mike Shema is the Product Security Lead of Square

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