So #OpenBSD is getting flak for #KRACK early patch, yet a silent patch a week before release from Mikrotik is OK? https://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=126695
@pierre The basic idea is that vendors hold fixes back, and cooperate to release their fixes concurrently.
On the surface, this looks reasonable.
But end-user security falls apart when information leaks, or when government agencies get involved which happens if someone requests a CVE. So in this WPA case, US gov agencies knew about the bug for at least as of the second embargo.
Does such an embargo serve your interests? Not really. As an end user, you are interested in getting a patch ASAP.